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Left side, slanted right; Type II Helmet.  Materials; metal alloy. Culture; Illyrian Technique; This helmet is formed from a piece of sheet metal. Formed in a mould with the finer details repoussé (embossed). The purpose of the design is to protect the face and neck and allow blows to glance off.  SOLD COPYRIGHT © Royal Athena

Left side, slanted right; Type II Helmet. Materials; metal alloy. Culture; Illyrian Technique; This helmet is formed from a piece of sheet metal. Formed in a mould with the finer details repoussé (embossed). The purpose of the design is to protect the face and neck and allow blows to glance off. SOLD COPYRIGHT © Royal Athena

Ancient History Encyclopedia///I've just recently joined AHE, and found it an incredible source for information.

Ancient History Encyclopedia///I've just recently joined AHE, and found it an incredible source for information.

Snake as sacred animal in Illyria is a sign of still alive prehistoric belief. Echo: ILLYRIA = VLLVRIAE = TROJA. (?)

Snake as sacred animal in Illyria is a sign of still alive prehistoric belief. Echo: ILLYRIA = VLLVRIAE = TROJA. (?)

With hemispheric calotte topped by a mushroom-shaped knob, a wide brow brim and a narrower brim at the back. Attractive green patina. Derived from Etruscan models, this served as the primary helmet of the late Republic.  1st Century BC  H. 7 1/4 in.

With hemispheric calotte topped by a mushroom-shaped knob, a wide brow brim and a narrower brim at the back. Attractive green patina. Derived from Etruscan models, this served as the primary helmet of the late Republic. 1st Century BC H. 7 1/4 in.

{Front View]Neolithic pottery head from an idol Vinca Culture, the Balkans. Ca. 5th Millennium BC

{Front View]Neolithic pottery head from an idol Vinca Culture, the Balkans. Ca. 5th Millennium BC

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