Inv. n°: MMoCA429a

Italic Bronze Helmet of Chalcidian Type (from an Armour Set)

With a strong crown ridge and a helical plume sockets on either side terminating in serpent head finials. The forehead area beneath the brow gable embossed with a Gorgoneion flanked by two opposed gryphons. Two finely decorated wings of sheet bronze riveted to the sides and a beaded border along the forehead edge.

h. 29.2 cm

5th-4th century BC



  • Ex Axel Guttmann Collection (409a/H126), Berlin, acquired in Paris
  • Christie's, The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Part 2, London, lot 107
  • Acquired at Hermann Historica, Auction 58, Munich, 7th October 2009, lot 177


  • H. Born, Restaurierung antiker Bronzewaffen Sammlung Axel Guttmann, Mainz, 1993, vol. 2, example 1
  • Christie's London, The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Part 2, 28th April 2004, p. 101, lot 107
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 58, Munich, 7th October 2009, lot 177
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 215, fig. 97
  • R. Hixenbaugh, Ancient Greek Helmets : A Complete Guide and Catalogue, 2019-01-01, p. 495, fig. X385


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

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