c. 500-300 BC, Classical down to Alexander the Great period. This beautiful two-part Chalcidian helmet features a high-crested brown and hinged cheek pieces; it includes a custom-made stand. The Chalcidian helmet draws its name from pottery with which it was originally found and it is not known where this kind of helmet was invented. However, it seems to have been a late Classical evolution of the earlier Corinthian helmet, and was used from the later 5th century BC through to the the Hellenistic period, including by Greek warriors in Southern Italy and by Alexander the Great's troops when he conquered his enormous empire. For further discussion, see Heckel, Waldemar, and Jones, Ryan. Macedonian Warrior: Alexander's Elite Infantryman. Osprey Publishing, 2006. Perfect condition with beautiful patina, Size: H:380mm/H:280mm/L:220mm (without stand)mm ; 622g (without stand).Provenance: Property of a professional London art expert; obtained from an old collection formed in the 1980s in Finland and Germany.