Inv. n°: MMoCA185

Chalcidian Helmet with a Griffin Crest

Tall, extended bronze skull, similar to that on Phrygian helmets, surmounted by a crest with wave-shaped spikes and drop like decoration. Broad, sett-off brow field, with a fragment of a central Gorgoneion surrounded by hissing snakes. Short neck-guard. Embossed volutes above the ear cut-outs and a richly decorated wing riveted on the left side (the other is missing). A scroll and the segment of a bow above each of the formerly riveted tubular hinges.

h. 31.5 cm

4th century BC



  • Axel Guttmann Collection (H82/ AG320)
  • Acquired at Hermann Historica, Antiquities from the Axel Guttmann Collection and other Properties, sale 56, Munich, 8th October 2008, lot 50


  • S. Axel Guttmann, Antike Helme, 1991
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 56, 2008-10, lot 50
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 215, fig. 96
  • R. Hixenbaugh, Ancient Greek Helmets, 2019, p. 496


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

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