400-200 BC. Late Classical and Hellenistic period. A pilos or pileus helmet, in the form of a conical, brimless bronze cap. The pilos was originally a felt cap worn in Ancient Greece, Etruria, Illyria, Pannonia beyond. From the late 5th century BC onwards, a bronze version became popular as an infantry helmet, sometimes with the addition of a horsehair crest of plume. Excellent condition; on a custom stand.
Size: L:140mm / W:210mm ; 725g;
Provenance: Property of a professional London art expert; obtained from an old British collection (T.L.) formed before 2000.
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