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Potidean Officer Full Size Helmet

$790.00

Potidean Officer Full Size Helmet

$790.00

Description

Ancient Greek life size helmet with griffin crest from Potidaea in Chalkidike, dated to 340 B.C.

Potidaea was a colony founded by the Corinthians around 600 BC. While besieged by the Persians in 479 BC, the town was saved by the earliest recorded tsunami in history. Herodotus reports how the Persians attackers who tried to exploit an unusual retreat of the water were suddenly surprised by "a great flood-tide, higher, as the people of the place say, than any one of the many that had been before".

Handmade in Greece of solid bronze, an exact museum reproduction.

Characteristics:
  • Material: Bronze
  • Height: 38 cm (15 in.)
Product is shipped from Greece.