Macedonian Full Size Helmet with Griffin Crest
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.
Handmade in Greece of solid bronze, an exact museum reproduction.Characteristics: