Sea-Monster Helmet

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 15 September 2014
Sea-Monster Helmet

This bronze helmet has a crest with detachable horns shaped like horse-headed sea-monsters. The origin is unclear, it is perhaps a Messapian helmet from southern Italy. Circa 325-275 BCE.

Castellani Collection, Bronze 2824, British Museum, London, UK.


About the Author

Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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Crabben, J. V. D. (2014, September 15). Sea-Monster Helmet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3026/

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Sea-Monster Helmet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 Sep 2014. Web. 19 Aug 2019.

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