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The shape, decoration, craftsmanship of this bronze helmet suggest that it is the work of a Corinthian craftsman can be dated circa 650-625 BC. The Corinthian helmet was widespread in Greece from the 7th century BC onward. Its origin is ascribed to the workshops in Argos, but it is frequently portrayed on Corinthian vases, substantial quantities seem to have been made at Corinth. The helmet was part of the equipment of hoplites... heavily armed soldiers

Thumbnail Corinthian helmet shape - 500 b.c.e. Greece. © Foto: Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz