Inv. n°: MMoCA91

Roman Bronze Mask from a Parade Helmet of Silistra Type

Helmet in the style of the countenance of a goddess with elegantly centrally parted hair with gentle flowing locks.

h. 25 x w. 19 cm

1st-2nd century AD



  • Ex German collection, K.E. Regensburg, acquired in Munich, 1980s
  • Acquired by Royal-Athena Galleries (New York) from C.N., acquired in Munich, January 2005
  • Sold to James Bach, Miami, February 2007
  • Reacquired by Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, April 2008
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 22nd October 2008, BJ0808C


  • Numisart, Munich catalogue, 2004
  • J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, 2006, vol. XVII, p. 45, fig. 72
  • Minerva: the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, November/December 2010, p. 53, no. 3
  • M. Junkelmann, "Roman Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 259, fig. 61
  • M. Junkelmann, Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, La Collection Famille Levett, 2012, p. 75
  • Minerva: the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, May / June 2017, front cover and p.9, fig. 3
  • M. Symonds, "Hadrian’s cavalry – Telling the Stories of Rome’s Riders", Current Archaeology magazine, August 2017, Issue 329, p.51
  • Georgia Litherland, inHeritage (publication editor), "The Rider", Hadrian‘s Cavalry, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, UK, 2017, pp. 22-23
  • M. Feugère, "Les casques dans l’armée romaine" in K. Schörle (ed.), L’armée de Rome: la puissance et la gloire, SilvanaEditoriale, 2018, p. 78, fig. 34
  • "Expo Musée d’Arles “L’Armée de Rome, la puissance et la gloire, 19th December 2018,", Human.hist, 2018, [On-line]. Available at:
  • Minerva The International Review of Ancient Art & Archeology, 2019, vol 30, n°2, p. 14
  • Andrei Negin, "The Old Zeichhaus Library" in Andrei Negin (ed.), Roman Decorated Armour from the Principals' Periods, Russian Vityazi Foundation, Russia, 2020, p. 258


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011
  • Hadrian’s Cavalry, Segedunum, Hadrian’s Wall Country, UK, 8th April 2019 — 10th September 2019
  • L’armée de Rome, la puissance et la gloire, Musée departemental Arles antique, Arles, France, 15th December 2018 — 22nd April 2019

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