A symbolic piece of history
The key fob probably copies the most famous form of Greek helmets, the so called Corinthian helmet. This was created in the 7th century BC. As the supposed place of origin the ancient city of trade Corinth is considered. Apart from that as well further Greek types of helmets existed, that either received their names because of their places of discovery or their ancient area of distribution, like for example the helmet Pilos, Boeotian or Phrygian helmet. Despite of the wide distribution of the Corinthian helmet as well those were used until the Hellenistic times.
- material: pure tin
- length: 2,7 cm without pendant, with key fob circa 9 cm
- hanger with snacks chain
- fixing with ring
- including packaging for jewellery
About the fabrication and development of the Corinthian helmet
The Corinthian helmet is apart from bronze containers, an expression of the high Greek blacksmithing. It was fabricated out of a plates of bronze. Over time a helmet was created, whose form more and more became adapted to physical conditions. Especially in the second half of the 7th century the helmet changed its appearance, from what mainly the front part profited. Here the length of the forehead and the nasal part got bigger and became a lot more massive and heavier than the back part of the helmet. In the second half of the 6th century only the characteristic calotte as well as a few grates, edge endings and elevations were added, which were made for protection. Often the helmet additionally was adorned with a horse's mane (lophos), which either fast fixed horizontally or vertically and coloured correspondingly. In the Italian provinces of Greece the Corinthian helmet lead to further regional variations, which survived the early Roman times.
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