Ancient Greek life size helmet from Macedonia.
Macedonia rose from a small kingdom at the periphery of Classical Greek affairs, to one which came to dominate the entire Hellenic world, occurred under the reign of Philip II
. For a brief period, after the conquests of Alexander the Great,
it became the most powerful state in the world, controlling a territory that included the former Persian empire, stretching as far as the Indus River; at that time it inaugurated the Hellenistic period of Ancient Greek civilization. (find out more about Alexander the Great...)
The helmet bears a griffin in its crest and a spiral meander on its two sides. It probably belonged to a high ranking officer of the Macedonian army. Dated to 330 B.C.
The helmet is offered with an optional marble stand
to create a perfect display piece.
Handmade in Greece of solid bronze, an exact museum reproduction.