Italo Corinthian Helmet
With its distinctive shape, the Antiqued Italo Corinthian Helmet is perhaps one of the most classic and identifiable helmets of history. The iconic helm of the Spartan warrior was favored by many Greeks because of its protective abilities. This helmet features a rounded top that is perfect for deflecting blows off of the top of the head, while a small protrusion at the back helps to protect the neck. The front of the helmet features a shallow brow and embossed lines above the face. Long cheek-guards protect the face, while leaving an open, vaguely T-shaped section in the front of the helm, giving a warrior good vision while also allowing them to breath easily. This particular helmet is made of fine quality 18 Gauge Carbon Steel that features an antiqued look, giving it an aged appeal that makes it look all the more like a priceless historical antiquity. The helmet is also an instant collectors item that is sure to look great in any enthusiasts collection.
The Corinthian helmet originated in ancient Greece and took its name from the city-state of Corinth. It was a helmet made of bronze which in its later styles covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth. A large curved projection protected the nape of the neck. It also protected the cheek bones, which Greeks adored.
Out of combat, a Greek hoplite would wear the helmet tipped upward for comfort. This practice gave rise to a series of variant forms in Italy, where the slits were almost closed, since the helmet was no longer pulled over the face but worn cap-like. Although the classical Corinthian helmet fell out of use among the Greeks in favour of more open types, the Italo-Corinthian types remained in use until the 1st century AD, being used, among others, by the Roman army.
- Inner Diameter: Front to back 9 inches
- Ear to ear: 8 inches
- Circumference: 26.69 inches
- Actual Weight in Kg: 1.670kg
- Actual Weight in Pounds: 3.7 lb