Greek Corinthian Helmet
2 in stock
Description of the Product
One of the most gorgeous helmets ever produced is the Greek Corinthian helmet. Although the Greeks used many other styles and types, this is the one most closely associated with the Greek Hoplite and Alexander the Great of Macedonia. As he had united the Greek city-states under his empire, eventually the Hoplites too were fighting alongside Alexander. Made of bronze, this helmet was designed to provide protection and visibility and also to allow the wearer plenty of air. The Corinthian helmet was used from the archaic period (600BCE) to the classical (300BCE). This clean, spare shape was the basis for many of the classical helmets of the Renaissance. We are pleased to offer this fully wearable copy that imitates the thin wall construction of the originals. Since bronze is heavier than steel, bronze helmets were made thinner than steel helmets to avoid excess weight. The main purpose was to deflect blows, rather than absorb them. A truly spectacular helmet, and one no collection of armor should be without. The height is adjustable with straps inside the helmet.
Weight 2.3 kg (5 lbs).
Inside measurements: depth 23 cm (9”), width 19 cm (7 ½”).
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