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Celtic helmet, eastern Europe

Celtic helmet, eastern Europe

Celtic helmet, Bronze age

Celtic helmet, Bronze age

Helmet from Vace dating, 5th century B.C. Museum of Natural Science Vienna

Helmet from Vace dating, 5th century B.C. Museum of Natural Science Vienna

East-Celtic iron helmet, 3rd/2nd century B.C. Iron skull hammered in one piece. Riveted crest plate with rod-shaped support for the helmet decoration. Neck-guard set-off by an embossed shoulder. The sides with large, riveted cheek piece hinges. The attached cheek pieces with three ornamental bosses each. Skull with small corrosion perforations, surfaces with remains of tin-plating, 32 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

East-Celtic iron helmet, 3rd/2nd century B.C. Iron skull hammered in one piece. Riveted crest plate with rod-shaped support for the helmet decoration. Neck-guard set-off by an embossed shoulder. The sides with large, riveted cheek piece hinges. The attached cheek pieces with three ornamental bosses each. Skull with small corrosion perforations, surfaces with remains of tin-plating, 32 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Iron banded helmet, Central Europe, Migration Period, 5th/6th centuries A.C. The skull worked in one piece with rivets arranged in groups of three. Damaged area on the crowns apex about 2 cm wide. A circa 5 cm broad riveted band runs around the lower rim. Holes on the sides for the missing chin straps or cheek-pieces, 16.5 cm. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Iron banded helmet, Central Europe, Migration Period, 5th/6th centuries A.C. The skull worked in one piece with rivets arranged in groups of three. Damaged area on the crowns apex about 2 cm wide. A circa 5 cm broad riveted band runs around the lower rim. Holes on the sides for the missing chin straps or cheek-pieces, 16.5 cm. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Urnfield Period, crest helmet from the12th - 11th century B.C.  The skull put together from two separately forged sheets of bronze. Both halves cut out and hammered into the desired shape. A further perforation on each side, just above the row of perforations, probably to attach the helmet strap or the cheek pieces, possibly made of organic material, 23.5 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Urnfield Period, crest helmet from the12th - 11th century B.C. The skull put together from two separately forged sheets of bronze. Both halves cut out and hammered into the desired shape. A further perforation on each side, just above the row of perforations, probably to attach the helmet strap or the cheek pieces, possibly made of organic material, 23.5 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Central European helmet, Bronze Age, circa 1000 B.C. Bronze with beautiful dark to bright green patina. One-piece skull, some parts with small cracks and replacements. Six-fold riveted crest plate with swamped crest pommel. Continuous frieze made from regularly arranged studs and points. The lower rim is an addition in brass with holes for the lining as well as two pairs of holes to attach the cheek-pieces, 23 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Central European helmet, Bronze Age, circa 1000 B.C. Bronze with beautiful dark to bright green patina. One-piece skull, some parts with small cracks and replacements. Six-fold riveted crest plate with swamped crest pommel. Continuous frieze made from regularly arranged studs and points. The lower rim is an addition in brass with holes for the lining as well as two pairs of holes to attach the cheek-pieces, 23 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

Late Urnfield Period, 10th - 9th century B.C.   A flat knob helmet, hemispherical bronze skull. A solid cast and contoured knob soldered on the crown, with a central perforation to insert the crest. On each side of the lower edge, two perforations to attach the cheek pieces and a helmet band. The circular, lower part of the skull intact, likewise the knob, 21.5 cm high

Late Urnfield Period, 10th - 9th century B.C. A flat knob helmet, hemispherical bronze skull. A solid cast and contoured knob soldered on the crown, with a central perforation to insert the crest. On each side of the lower edge, two perforations to attach the cheek pieces and a helmet band. The circular, lower part of the skull intact, likewise the knob, 21.5 cm high

Celtic helmet, 3th-2nd century B.C. Of domed form with raised circular apex surmounted by knopped finial, a raised triangular plate with three repoussé bosses on each side, with horizontal tapered rib at the rear, 21.6 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

Celtic helmet, 3th-2nd century B.C. Of domed form with raised circular apex surmounted by knopped finial, a raised triangular plate with three repoussé bosses on each side, with horizontal tapered rib at the rear, 21.6 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

Celtic helmet, 3th-2nd century B.C. Of domed form with attached tall knopped finial, moulded inverted-V ribs above the brow extending into encircling band around the crown, each side with three raised decorative bosses, with dents, 25 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

Celtic helmet, 3th-2nd century B.C. Of domed form with attached tall knopped finial, moulded inverted-V ribs above the brow extending into encircling band around the crown, each side with three raised decorative bosses, with dents, 25 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

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