Inv. n°: MMoCA410

Etruscan Helmet of Montefortino-Canosa Type

The hemispherical body is crowned by a mushroom-shaped knob decorated with a leaf ornament. Parallel fluted grooves and a herringbone-patterned bands encircle the helmet above the lower rim and neck guard.

h. 18.5 cm

4th-3rd century BC



  • Ex Axel Guttmann collection, Berlin
  • Acquired by Royal-Athena Galleries at Hermann Historica, Auction 49, Munich, 19th October 2005, lot 172
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 12th October 2005, HMS13


  • M. Junkelmann, Romische Helme-Sammlung Axel Guttmann, Berlin/Mainz, 2000, vol. 8, Band 8, p.105, Abb.28
  • J. M. Eisenberg, Arts of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, 2010, vol. XXI, p. 45, no. 103
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 49, Munich, 19th October 2005, lot 172
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 187, fig. 11
  • Roman Coins, [on-line] available at:


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

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