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Improving a corinthian helmet.
#1
Hello
Lately there have been some excellent new reproductions of corinthian helmets, and they made me jealous, which made me wonder why. So I stared a lot at my Manning Imperial corinthian, and together with some notes i had made long ago, i decided the ways it could be improved. I added a raised border all around the edge, which all late corinthians of this type seem to have had, and which i could not afford at the time Craig made the helmet for me. I also removed some material from the cheek guards, which allowd me to push them closer to my face, making a more tight fit. This resulted to the cheek guards looking a lot shorter. This is consistent with almost all corinthians of this type. Not that there is no late corinthian helmet without longer-than-usual cheek guards, like the late corinthian in the Altes museum in Berlin, but our perception that the late corinthian helmet had longer cheek guards come from roman depictions of Athena with the helmet raised on the forehead, and later from 19th century clasicists' drawings and aintings, which in turn resulted in popular culture corinthians with extremely long cheeks. I also made some other changes, like enlarging the eye holes, thinning the raised border of the eye holes and refining the meeting point between cheek guards and neck guard. I hope you aprove!
Here is the helmet before the modifications

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Giannis K. Hoplite
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#2
And here it is after

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#3
On my head

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#4
Very nice Giannis! It seems to be more proportioned to your face now with the shorter cheek guards.

If you don't mind I will post my "improved" DSC Bronze Corinthian. I had two boars engraved by Jeffery Hildebrandt into the guards in a similar style to Southern Italian finds:


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"The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones"

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#5
Those are both really wonderful! Awesome job on that crest, too, Giannis..
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#6
Wow, Jeff's work is always impressively close to the originals! I wouldn't mind having this decoration on my helmet, although it would fit better to an earlier corinthian than mine.
Thanks Jay and Todd!
Giannis K. Hoplite
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#7
Mine is just as display piece but I do want to get a transverse crest.
"The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones"

Antony
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