Inv. n°: MMoCA160

Etruscan Bronze Helmet of Montefortino Type

With a domed form, the rim turned out and further peaked at the rear and riveted at the center with two hinged loops preserved on topped by a knob finial with a central depression. Each cheek-piece with a scalopped outline, embossed on the outer surface with three concentric circles, small raised circles along the perimeter between and above, drop shape elements and floral decoration at the center.

Incuding cheek-pieces: h. 30.5 x w. 18 x d. 22.5 cm

4th-3rd century BC



  • With Kurt Deppert, Frankfurt, Germany, 1970's
  • Ex collection of Florian Walch, Berlin, Germany
  • Royal-Athena Galleries acquired at Christie’s, Antiquities, Sale 1734, New York, 7th December 2006, lot 118
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 25th February 2008


  • Christie’s New York, Antiquities Sale, 7th December 2006, lot 118
  • J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, 2008, vol. XIX, p. 39, fig. 78
  • P. Minne, "La guerre d'Hannibal", Antiquité. Le magazine de l'antiquité européenne, pp. 60-71
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 186, fig. 5


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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