Check out these incredible Corinthian Bronze Helmets (Olympia Museum). 🛡️ During Classical Antiquity, helmets were an important part of a warrior’s panoply. Visually compelling, yet undeniably utilitarian these are the different types of Ancient Greek helmets found throughout the Mediterranean.
The Ancient Greeks were, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period, famous for their armor. Few soldiers or warriors went into battle as heavily armored as did the Ancient Greeks. While their panoply changed over the centuries, there was one piece of armor which remained ubiquitous; the Ancient Greek helmet.
The Ancient Greek helmet evolved over time to meet the needs of the battlefield and appeal to the taste of those who wore them. Examples of Greek helmets in Classical Antiquity range the fabulously elaborate to the plain and simple. Yet, all ultimately served the same utilitarian purpose; providing protection on the battlefield.