Ancient Greek helmet from the famous city of Sparta, dated 440 B.C.
Sparta or Lacedaemon was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece in south-eastern Peloponnese. Around 650 BC, it rose to become the dominant military land-power in ancient Greece.(more on Spartan Art of War...)
Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the overall leader of the combined Greek forces during the Greco-Persian Wars
, the most famous battle of which was the heroic stand at Thermopylae where 300 Spartans
and 700 Thespeians
fought under the leadership of King Leonidas. (find out more about Leonidas...)
A small figurine of Nike, the goddess of victory adorns the crest. Helmet includes stand.
Handmade in Greece of solid bronze, an exact museum reproduction.