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350 - 320 B.C.

This type of helmet covered the wearer's face except for his eyes, offering both protection and a menacing aspect to intimidate opponents. The spike may have held a plume or crest. Soldiers also wore a breastplate, greaves to cover the shins, and carried a shield.
14 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. (37 x 21.4 cm)
Norman and Amelia Davis Collection in honor of Dr. Richard E. Fuller
Not currently on view

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