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Enough for today, my internet wasn't the best this day.  Note: Compare how ugly the helmets looks with a white specular while it looks awesome using bronze specular. Tomorrow i'll continue

Hi folks! another helmet topic, this time we show the "Phrygian Helmet" i've done this because it was fast and cleaner to make. Enjoy. Bronze type added:  

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On 7/31/2019 at 1:42 PM, Lion.Kanzen said:

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Another interpretation of Pyrrus helmet and based in some coins Attic? Seleukos I 

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Pontic helmets.(?)

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Indo Greeks.

 

I think the Pyrus helmet illustration was inspired by these eastern hellenistic busts attached bellow. I dont know what Pyrhus has to do with them.

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Giallo Antico herm bust of a Hellenistic Ruler, Roman Imperial Period, circa 1st Century A.D 5.jpg

Giallo Antico herm bust of a Hellenistic Ruler, Roman Imperial Period, circa 1st Century A.D.jpg

On the presumably Pontic helmet: where did you find that second coin and why you hinted it might be  Pontic ?

 

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I think the late popular hellenistic Ascalon and /or Sidon type designs could use at least one more variant to do it justice that could use as starting point  this existing  interesting Thraco-attic variant  with some modifications on the neck guard and brim.

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The russians guy from Natus ob Imperium mod pretty nailed the design Im hinting at:

Natus ob Imperium Thorakitai Ascalon Helmet 1.jpg

some wargaming.net stuff etc

Wargaming.net_2002_Seleucid_Ascalon_Thorakitai_roman_fashion.jpg Seleucid_Chalkaspides.jpg

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Some Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek helmets would be awesome additions (I'd really like to add the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom to Delenda Est).

 

But higher priority is Boeotian helmets with plumes. We have various uncrested and crested variants, but none with plumes (which is what they're usually depicted with in illustrations).

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Just now, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

Others can perhaps find primary sources.

He is often depicted with a lion headdress, since he claimed that Herakles was his ancestor.

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https://www.artic.edu/artworks/199227/tetradrachm-coin-portraying-alexander-the-great-wearing-the-head-of-the-nemean-lion-as-a-helmet

http://forum.alexander-the-great.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=533

 

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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/77/f4/67/77f467e67bc578eab3fec2d1c0b829f8.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c2/ee/0a/c2ee0af58dabe30e9fdda91eb409cbcb.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d2/59/99/d25999a43baa3c6a5ef239380afdcf34.jpg

https://66.media.tumblr.com/88e852e998af9864538b18b54b048c6c/tumblr_mpa352M4ek1r161txo1_1280.jpg

Not necessarily accurate but it gives an idea how it could have been. Although the symbolic depiction of the lion skin is maybe probably mythological.

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Different coins minted by Alexander and his successors:

https://www.coinarchives.com/a/results.php?search=Alexander+the+Great+&s=0&results=100

https://www.moderncoinmart.com/info-vault/articles/coins-of-alexander-the-great.html

https://coinsweekly.com/the-coins-of-alexander-iii-the-great-of-macedonia/

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