A ROMAN SHEET BRASS HELMET OF WEISENAU TYPE

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Lot 31 | A ROMAN SHEET BRASS HELMET OF WEISENAU TYPE
A ROMAN SHEET BRASS HELMET OF WEISENAU TYPE

FLAVIAN TO TRAJANIC PERIOD, CIRCA 69-117 A.D.

11 ¼ in. (28.7 cm.) high





Provenance

Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 13 June 1996, lot 99.

Axel Guttmann (1944-2001), Berlin (Inv. no. AG539/H269).

The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Part 2, Christie's, London, 28 April 2004, lot 145.

Private Collection, California, acquired from the above.

with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2004 (Ancient Arms, Armor, and Images of Warfare, no. 33).

Michael Steinhardt, New York, acquired in 2005.

with Ward & Company, New York.

Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2012.



Literature

J.M. Eisenberg, "The Summer 1996 Antiquities Sales: Auction Reports," Minerva, November/December 1996, p. 48, fig. 8.

J. Pollini, "Ein mith Inschriftenversehener Legionärshelm von der pannonisch-dakishen Grenze des römischen Reiches: Besitzverhältnisse an Waffen in der romischen Armee," in M. Junkelmann, Römische Helme: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, vol. VIII, pp. 77, 126-127, 130, 169-184, figs 95-102, pl. X, foldouts I and II.

K. Schörle, ed., L'Armée de Rome: La Puissance et la Gloire, Arles, 2018, p. 60, no. 28.

"Expo Musée d’Arles: L’Armée de Rome, La puissance et la gloire," (online article, humanhist.com, 2018).

J. Coulston, "The power and the glory," Minerva, March/April 2019, p. 19, fig. 16.

L. Rivière, "Une vie de légionnaire," in S. Laval and M. Pascal, eds., Invictus: Au coeur de deux Légions mythiques, Aubagne, 2020, p. 29.

J. Pollini, "Römischer Legionärshelm, English Synopsis and Update,” (online article, academia.edu).



Exhibited

Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, 2012-2023 (Inv. no. MMoCA794).

Arles, Musée départemental Arles antique, L'armée de Rome: La puissance et la gloire, 15 December 2018-22 April 2019.

Aubagne, Musée de la Légion étrangère, Invictus: Au coeur de deux légions mythiques, 10 September 2020-3 October 2021.
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