Inv. n°: MMoCA357

Fragment of a Bronze Helmet of the Corinthian Type

Forehead elaborately embossed: a central palmette with volutes on a triangular base is flanked by two snakes which emerge from the top of the nose-guard. Their bodies form an arch over the eye cut-outs, and the heads are turned back to face the central axis. Fine ornamental details are punched on the bodies of the snakes and engraved on the palmettes, volutes, eyes, tongues and scales of the snakes. A row of small holes, some still containing decorative rivets are preserved at the rim of the helmet.

w. 26.1 cm

Second half of the 6th century BC



  • Ex Axel Guttmann collection (AG573/H210), Berlin, early 1990s
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 54- Antiquities from the Axel Guttmann collection, Berlin and other Properties, Munich, 11th April 2008, lot 315
  • Acquired at Cahn Auktionen AG International AG, 11th June 2009


  • Hermann Historica, Auction 54- Antiquities from the Axel Guttmann Collection, Berlin and Other Properties, Munich, 11th April 2008, lot 315
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 197, fig. 43
  • R. Hixenbaugh, Ancient Greek Helmets : A Complete Guide and Catalogue, 2019, p. 413, C562


  • Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, London, England, 2009 — 2009
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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