(c) 2006-present R. Macaraeg
Subject: ὁπλίτης heavy infantry hoplite
Culture: Classical Greek
Setting: late Archaic, Persian Wars, Aegean 7th-5thc BC
Object: helmet > Chalcidian
* Royal Ontario Museum > Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean
"'CHALKIDIAN' HELMET --
BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAI
Lower part with cheek-guards made separately from cap and welded on. Note the thin metal; internal padding would have been essential. Reportedly found at the battlefield of Thermopylai, 480 BC.
Bronze, corroded (nose-guard lost).
South Italian Greek type, not often found in Greece.
* Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Bronze helmet of the Chalcidian type
2nd half of the 6th century B.C. ...
This type of helmet is called Chalcidian because early representations of it appear on so-called Chalcidian vases."