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Greek cuirass with Pilos helmet, 3th-2nd century B.C. Naturalistically modelled muscled cuirass, possibly for a cavalryman, in the form of a breastplate with copper nipples, above each a riveted Seilenos mask with ring attachment with characteristic pointed ears and detailed flowing beard and moustache, the right side with hinge mechanism for closure, the left with two further attachment rings emerging from openwork palmettes, 51 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

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A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CHALCIDIAN TYPE LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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Thracian type helmet found with other objects on the stony bed of stone tomb with a burial chamber in a semi-cylindrical vault "Sashova mound." The tomb is in the village of Shipka, Kazanlak valley. Bottom of the helmet is curved outward and forms a front visor with repousse beard and mustache.

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Important archaic era cemetery near Thessalonike, with 121 graves excavated, which has yielded some remarkable finds, some of which are reminiscent of Mycenaean artifacts (particularly the gold death masks).

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Montefortino helmet (a type named after the place where it was first found) from Syracuse, Eurialo Castle. Late 4th-3rd century BC. Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”.

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Greek Bronze Phrygian Helmet Cheek Pieces, A pair of ancient Greek bronze cheek pieces from a helmet of the Phrygian type. The cheek pieces covered most of the face, leaving openings for the eyes, nose, and mouth. They are adorned with a carefully worked stylized beard and mustache.

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