An interesting attempt to recreate what the Corinthian helmets worn by Leonidas’ bodyguards, the brothers Alfeos [Alpheos] and Maron, may have looked like. Traditionally they are held by some to have been Olympic champions, and so in place of a horsehair crest, the helmet is decorated with a representation of an Olympic champion’s wreath of victory.
A unique WWII Japanese combat helmet with a painted Japanese flag on each side. The helmet appears to be a souvenir helmet, which was perhaps commissioned by a US serviceman and painted by a local Japanese artist commemorating the serviceman's time in occupied Japan. A nice and unusual item which will be offered in Auction VI. #WWII #WWIIJapanesearmy #Japanesehelmet #WWIIcombathelmet #Occupiedjapan #Pacificwar #Militaryantiques #Militaryauction #Militaria #Auction