This rare Greek Illyrian helmet dates circa mid 6th century B.C., and is a full sized example. This superb piece features an extremely rare gold gilt perimeter band and a heavy raised crest box. This piece was produced during the last phase of Greek helmet design, and is classified as "Type III, A". The heavy raised crest box was added protection from overhead blows, and it is very likely that this piece saw battle, as there are minute knicks and scrapes that indicate battle contact with other weapons. A superb example with a beautiful multi-colored patina that has dark brown and red highlights.