Things that intrigue me about the ancient world
Marcus Furius Camillus (c. 445/446-365 BCE) was the first great general of the Roman Republic to also prove himself an able administrator and honorable politician. He was chosen as dictator five times, celebrated four triumphs, and was hailed as the “Second Founder of Rome” and a “Second Romulus” for defeating the Gallic Senone tribe under Brennus in 390 BCE following their sack of Rome.
This Corinthian helmet and bronze cuirass were sold by Christies auctioneers at South Kensington, London, on 28 April 2004. The complete ensemble sold for UK£19,120 (US$34,167). A closer view of the helmet follows on the next slide in this album. The original auctioneers catalogue description was as follows: A CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET AND GREEK BRONZE CUIRASS 7TH-4TH CENTURY B.C. [Photo credit: Christies]
Apulian-Corinthian helmet, 6th - 5th century B.C. A transition form with a low, slightly offset skull, raised brow gable, and horizontal, flaring neck guard. The facial area has small eye cutouts and a thick edged nasal. Engraved palmette on the forehead beneath a wavy band with circular embossings. two rectangular areas of solder on the skull where a crest fork was formerly attached. Private collection, from Hermann Historica auction