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Central Europe helmet, Migration Period, 5th/6th century. The skull made in two pieces with a broad riveted ridge band, and a broad circular brow band. Skull and ridge band are heavily corroded and flawed in places, 17 cm high. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction

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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

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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

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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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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

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Celtic helmet, eastern Europe

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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

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Celtic helmet, Bronze age

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European bronze age helmet, 13th-12th century B.C. Of oval section with shallow central ridge and three encircling horizontally fluted bands, the border pierced for lining attachment, with some studs remaining, surmounted by a four-sided crest holder with diamond-shaped ribbed lower body and circular cord-patterned top, with gold-coloured river patination, 18 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

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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

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