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Bronze ´Piceno-Corinthian´ Helmet
ca. 550 BC
Ascoli Piceno (ancient Asculum), Italy, Tomb of the Warrior
This helmet originally carried a detachable horsehair crest. In perhaps a local modification by the Piceni, a tribe of central Italic people on the Adriatic coast northeast of Rome, the protective cheek and lower jaw pieces are formed from a single sheet of bronze. The nose piece has been restored from another helmet.
H. 25.0; L. 24.6; W. 19.0 cm. UM neg. G6-10872.
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