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Bronze helmet of Corinthian type
6th–5th century B.C.
H.: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1920
This was the most common helmet worn by Greeks for hoplite (heavy infantry) warfare. Additional equipment typically included a cuirass (body armor), greaves (shin guards), a circular shield, a thrusting spear, and a short sword. This helmet is said to be from Olympia.
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