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Among the most interesting discoveries in Aigai and Vergina were the graves of 20 warriors dating to the late Archaic period, between 580 and 460 BC.Some were buried in bronze helmets alongside iron swords and knives. Their eyes, mouths and chests were covered in gold foil richly decorated with drawings of lions and other animals symbolizing royal power.

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Bronze helmet of Illyrian type II with silver sheet metal applique on the forehead, first half 6th century B.C.

"Classic design" Bronze helmet of Illyrian type II with silver sheet metal applique on the forehead, first half century B.

Bronze helmet of Illyrian type Period: Classical Date: early 5th century B.C. Culture: Greek

In the Illyrian helmet, the opening for the face is rectilinear, with a horizontal line at the forehead and two verticals at the inner edges of the cheekpieces. Two parallel ridges on the crown frame the crest

Ornate Bronze helmet from south central Crete 7th century BCE  Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

Ornate Bronze helmet from south central Crete century BCE Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

Macedonian Illyrian style helmet, adorned with gold leaf.

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This helmet is one of the best preserved of its kind face helmets as synthesis…

This helmet is one of the best preserved of its kind face helmets as synthesis were not in combat, but worn by Roman cavalry soldiers in parades and competitions. The tournaments and parades appear under the Emperor Hadrian 117 A.

Korok csodái: Grotesque helmet and other parade helmet / Groteszk és egyéb dísz (felvonulási) sisakok

The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat: oil-painted Sallet, Germany, 1500

Late German Gothic period (approx. 1480) armour belonging to Duke Siegmund of Tyrol,  made by Lorenz Helmschmid of Augsburg. This armour represents the pinnacle of the armourers' art, and is typical of the late German Gothic style with its fluted surfaces and graceful lines. Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

the-wicked-knight: “ Late German Gothic Armour of the Archduke Sigmund Lorenz Helmschmid, Augsburg, circa 1480 Waffensammlung, Vienna a note to remember.

Samnite Bronze Helmet and Neckguard 450 BC The Samnites were a sworn enemy of Rome in Italy. They were literally annihilated by Sulla in I Century BC and disappeared from History. Самнитский бронзовый шлем и шейный доспех. Самниты были заклятыми врагами Рима в Италии. Они были в буквальном смысле уничтожены Суллой в I веке до н. э. и исчезли из истории.

Samnite Bronze Helmet and Neckguard, C. 450 BC This imposing helmet is a unique hybrid of the Samnite-Chalcidian type. The Samnites were an Italic people living in Samnium (map) in south-central Italy who fought several wars with the Roman Republic.

An Early Greek Bronze Kegal Type Helmet, the Progenitor of the Famous Illyrian Type Helmet | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

An early Greek bronze Kegel Type helmet, the progenitor of the famous "Illyrian Type" helmet, c. According to archaeological evidence, the "Illyrian type" helmet evolved from the Kegelhelm (or Kegel type) of the Archaic Period found in Argos.

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