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MIGRATION PERIOD IRON BANDED HELMET

The heavy, dome body is forged in two halves with the crestband riveted to it in groups of three rivets and lightly widening in the neck section, the also riveted headband overlaps in the back.
Helmets of this period are quite rare.

5th-6th Century AD

H. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.).

Ex German collection.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2007, no. 93.

Cf. Catalogue of the Armoury in Vienna, Volume I, Plate 2, showing two banded helmets of the 5th century from the discovery of Sveti Vid in Middle Dalmatia.

HMS25
$37,500


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