Iron-age armours, weapons and sculptures

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I often see very beautiful art and weaponry from Iron Age Europe on Twitter/X. I thought it would be nice to gather these photos in one thread.

Etrusco-Latin/Hellenistic From Palestrina, Italica (325-275 BCE)

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Hellenic Gold ‘Braganza Brooch’ from Spain (250–200 BCE)

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Geto-Dacian silver and gold crown/headdress from Dobrogea, Agighiol, Romania (c. 500 BCE)

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Phrygian-Chalcidian bronze winged helmet (4th century BCE)

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Roman Gladiator Shin Guards found in the Gladiator’s Barracks in Pompeii (1st Century CE)

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Late Roman Gilded Helmet, from Berkasovo in northern Serbia (4th century CE)

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Roman gold patera (3rd century CE)
It comes from the Rennes treasure discovered in 1774. The 23-carat, solid gold libation bowl shows a drinking contest between Bacchus and Hercules, its rim inset with 16 aurei coins of emperors and empresses from Hadrian to Geta. Consider also that a single aureus already fetches between 2000€ and 5000€. This patera is surely worth many hundreds of thousands of euros.

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Lusitanian lunula (crescent moon-shaped pectoral), in silver, late 2nd century BC, Chão de Lamas, Portugal.

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'The Achilles Plate' (circa 340 CE)
Silver platter decorated with scenes from the life of Achilles. Augusta Raurica Museum, Switzerland.

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Scythian Overlay Fore, a Gold Sword Scabbard (350-325 BCE)
From Kurgan of Chortomlyk, Dnieper region near Nikopol, Ukraine.

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Golden Geto-Dacian Helmet/Headdress of Coțofenești (c. 450 – 400 BCE)

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Hallaton helmet, Roman cavalry helmet made with iron plating covered with a thin layer of gilded silver, mid-1st century AD,
Harborough Museum, Leicestershire, UK.

Original and replicas.
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Decorated cheek pieces.
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Roman gilded Silver Helmet (319-323 CE)
From Deurne, The Netherlands.

An inscription tells that the helmet was made by Marcus Titus Lunamis, using nearly 370 grams of silver sheets. Its owner belonged to the sixth cavalry unit of the equites stablesiani, according to the inscription ‘Stablesia VI’ on the right of the helmet cap.

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