Category Archive 'Battle of Marathon'

18 Oct 2016

Spartan Helmet (Detail)

, , ,

spartanhelmet
Spartan helmet on display in the Olympia Archaeological Museum, Peloponnese – Greece.

One can almost make out the inscription. Almost.

UPDATE: Commenter Rick Hamilton offers the correct reading: “‘Sparta’, along the eye opening, and, ‘Miltiades dedicates to Zeus’ along the bottom.”

And he’s dead right. This is the helmet of Miltiades, the same Miltiades who devised the strategy that won the Battle of Marathon.

02 Oct 2015

The Nugent Marathon Corinthian Helmet

, ,

HelmetMarathon2

photo via Belacqui.

Royal Ontario Museum description:


The Corinthian helmet type is one of the most immediately recognisable types of helmet, romantically associated with the great heroes of Ancient Greece, even by the Ancient Greeks themselves who rapidly moved to helmet types with better visibility, but still depicted their heroes in these helmets. …

This specific helmet (ROM no.926.19.3) was purchased by the Royal Ontario Museum in 1926 [at] Sotheby’s (auction of 22 July 1926, lot 160). A skull (ROM No. 926.19.5) was said at one stage to be inside it, and in this condition was excavated by George Nugent-Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent of Carlanstown, on the Plain of Marathon in 1834.


Your are browsing
the Archives of Never Yet Melted in the 'Battle of Marathon' Category.















Feeds
Entries (RSS)
Comments (RSS)
Feed Shark