Ancient Greek Armors
One piece Archaic Corinthian helmet
6th -5th century B.C
Archaic Corinthian Helmet (6th -5th century BC) made of one piece of copper alloy plate (60 cm in diameter and 1.2 mm thickness). The shaping was done in a traditional way (hot raising) without the use of modern machines etc, only with the usage of hammers and anvils. After thousands of hammer blows( in different parts etc time) the flat metal gradually formed into a helmet. A very difficult, demanding and laborious work which does not differ in any aspect the original techniques of the ancient Greek Coppersmithing.
Each Corinthian helmet was different in shape from the others (even in very small details) enhancing the sense of individuality / personality of each holder. The particularly helmet is distinguished for its elongated (rear-facing) dome. The Corinthian helmet is the most recognizable helmet in world history.
The reproduction was based on an authentic Ancient Greek helmet owned by the American house of art Hixenbaugh Ancient Art Ltd.