Rare Griffin-crested Greek Chalcidian Helmet, 4th cent. BC. The Chalcidian helmet was especially popular in Greece in the fourth and fifth centuries BC. This style was also worn extensively in the Greek colonies of Italy during the same period. The helmet is so-called because it was first, and is most commonly depicted on pottery once thought to derive from the Euboean city of Chalcis. In fact, it is not known whether the helmet actually originated in Chalcis; indeed, it is not known whether ...
Helmet, Greek, South Italy, 400 - 375 B.C. Bronze The J. Paul Getty Museum “Scholars call this form of Greek helmet Apulo-Corinthian, meaning that it is a variation of the standard Corinthian helmet used in the Greek colonies in Apulia. Three attachments on the top of the helmet originally held decoration, probably horsehair crests, feathers, or metal animal horns. Low holes on either side of the helmet held a chinstrap, and a hole in the back of the helmet may have been used to hang