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Carthaginian helmet
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Carthaginian and Roman helmet from the battle of the Egadi Islands, 241 BC (exhibition "Mirabilia Maris", Palermo, Italy)

http://www.ansa.it/canale_viaggiart/it/r...d28aa.html


arrivederci,
Emilio


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The Carthaginian helmet ("Boeotian"?, "Phrygian"?, "Thraco-Makedonian"?) before restoration.
That helmet may be the first example of Carthaginian armour yet found !

arrivederci,
Emilio


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Giorno, Emilio. I hate being that guy that ruin the mood of excitement, but I believe this helmet most likely just severely damaged helmet of Pilos type.

Check out this late Pilos (Axel Guttmann 454), for example, probably originated from southern Italy region judging by the small bumps in the front gap of the cheeckpieces. That one is similar to one you posted above.

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(02-16-2017, 06:30 AM)emilius Wrote: The Carthaginian helmet ("Boeotian"?, "Phrygian"?, "Thraco-Makedonian"?) before restoration.
That helmet may be the first example of Carthaginian armour yet found !

arrivederci,
Emilio

Actually, that is not the supposed Punic helmet........it is the one attached. A nasal guard can be seen on the left, and possible ear-cutout in the centre. Possibly it is of Phrygian type or similar with a drawn forward peak, or perhaps not ......


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