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    Phoenician (Near Eastern) Helmet.
    The skull is of bronze material with a large percentage of copper. Shallow, strongly domed with thin walls. The top of the helmet is crowned with an embossed flat knob. Appears to have a chin strap hole near the edge of the helmet. Note: This helmet was previously sold as lot 296, Auction 54 with Hermann Historica in 2008 as part of the titled sale, Antiquities from the Axel Guttmann Collection and other property. According to the catalog description, similar-identical helmets were recovered from the site of a shipwreck along the Israeli Coast in the 1980's. We have not dated this item, but previous sale in Germany dates it to the 1st half of the 1st millennium B.C.

    Condition: Well preserved for its age. Black-brown overall patina. Appears to have restorations to the skull and lower edges of the helmet. Not uncommon for items this old.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    14th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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