This metal helmet features an imposing cream coloured horse hair plume, a gorgon and two HIPPOKAMPOI (Hippocampus) - fish-tailed horses of the sea.
Gorgons were a popular image in Greek mythology. Their legendary gaze could turn humans to stone and therefore images of gorgons were often put upon objects for protection. The gorgon is positioned right in the very centre of this helm and the hippocampus, hippocamps or hippokampoi (a composite creature with the head and fore-parts of a horse and the serpentine-tail of a fish) are positioned either side of the dome.
This helm measures over 480mm high. This includes the horse hair plume and geometric design plume holder.
The inside of the helmet measures 635mm around the steel rim of the inside webbing. A chin strap is also included on this helmet.
The helmet and plume weigh approx. 2.2kgs