- Museum number
Bronze helmet of Corinthian type.
- Production date
- 650BC-570BC (circa)
Diameter: 23.10 centimetres
Weight: 1459 grammes
- Curator's comments
- The piece was on display at the National Exhibition of Works of Art at Leeds, 1868, with the provenance of 'Dordona' [sic]. See Official Catalogue, p. 197 no. 412.
The supposed provenance of Dodona is, however, problematic, as the inscriiption most likely can be restored as 'Olymp[ias]' or Olymp[iande], i.e. 'belonging to [Zeus at] Olympia' or '[dedicated ] to [Zeus at] Olympia'. It seems likely that either the provenance information is incorrect, or the helmet was oiriginally (intended as) a dedication at Olympia but displaced already in antiquity. At Dodona itself, Zeus was known as Zeus of Dodona or Zeus Naios.
The inscription suggests a date in the 6th century BC.
See Siewert, P. and Taeuber, H. 2013, Neue Inschriften von Olympia: die ab 1896 veröffentlichten Texte. TYCHE Sonderband, 7. Vienna: Verlag Holzhausen, pp. 199-200 no. 170, with earlier literature.
- On display (G13/dc10)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number