Illyrian Helmet from the Battle of Plataea

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Dana Murray
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published on 03 September 2015

This helmet, beaten from a single sheet of bronze, features hammered out (repoussé) ridges along the top. The Illyrian type is found in mainland Greece and former Yugoslavia, dating from the 6th to early 5th century BCE.

It was reportedly discovered at the battlefield of Plataea (479 BCE) and is currently located in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.



About the Author

Dana Murray
Researcher with interest in the art, architecture and religion of ancient Greece and the Near East.

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