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Phrigian-Chalcidian helmet, 350 - 300 B.C., South Italian Getty museum

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Late Chalcidian helmet with regional characteristics (type II) of the so-called Thracian group. High skull with pronounced, slightly rounded crest ridge. The former distinctly set off against the forehead below, the cheek pieces and the neck guard. The edges of the eye openings framed by broad borders in repoussé, with a short nasal bar set in between, ending in a straight horizontal rim, 31 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

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Chalcidian helmet, 4th century B.C. Of hammered sheet, with a rounded bowl off-set from the neck- and cheek-guards and the brim by a ridge, the neck-guard flaring along the back edge, the forward elements adorned with relief ornament illustrating the Herakles cycle, 26 cm high Private collection, from Christie's auction

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Prygian-Chalcidian helmet, 4th-3th century B.C.

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Chalcidian helmet, archaic period, 2nd hald of the 6th century B.C. Of hammered sheet, the crown with a carinated edge that peaks at the front where it merges with the sharp median ridge, the carination especially pronounced at the back, with long crescentic cheek-pieces, the small nose-guard terminating in a disk, the neck-guard flanged, a reinforcing band joined by rivets applied around the perimeter of the eye-holes, 26.7 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

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Chalcidian helmet with a griffin. It was found at the gate of the ancient city of Gorna Porta Stobi, ancient Macedonian city

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Calchidian helmet cheekpiece, 4th century B.C. Showing warriors engaged in a battle, from the sanctuary of Zeus at Dodona

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Chalcidian helmet, archaic period, late 6th century B.C. Of hammered sheet, with a small nose-guard, broadly curving cheek-pieces, sharply carinated perimeter and everted flange along the neck-guard, with a molded spiral motif on each cheek-piece, ridges around the eyes, high arching brows above, the perimeter peaked at the center, with elaborate egg-and-dart molding below the ridge, a palmette at the center and along each temple, 27 cm high Private collection, from Christie's auction

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Chalcidian helmet, type V, early 4th century B.C. Late version of this helmet type with movable cheek pieces type V by Pflug. Skull with distinctive medial ridge, dividing the top into two hemispherical lobes. The edges of the cheek pieces are bent inward for 3 mm, the back extends almost vertically downward, and the front is characterised by two flat arches, at the lower end of the cheek-piece one perforation for a chin strap 29 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

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Chalcidian helmet, 5th century B.C. Ornamented with a silver satyr's head, the cheek-pieces may not belong to the helmet, but they are ancient and of the appropriate type British museum

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