“Pilos”-type helmet

This small bronze helmet, possibly a votive gift brought by a Greek soldier to a temple, carries on the brim the name of an Alexander, son of Nicanor. In the Ptolemaic period there were great numbers of Greek soldiers and Eastern Greek mercenaries in Egypt.

Cat. 7174
Metal / bronze
23 x 29.2 cm
332–30 BCE
Ptolemaic Period
Acquired before 1888
Sala 12 Vetrina 01
Museo Egizio