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Sasanian helmet

3rd century A.D.


25 × 16 × 25.5 cm (9 13/16 × 6 5/16 × 10 1/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
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Syrian, Dura-Europos
Roman (3rd century A.D.)
Arms and Armor

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (Tower 19 mine), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 273, ill.

Simon T. James, The Excavations at Dura-Europos,1928 to 1937: Final Report VII, 7 (London: The British Museum Press, 2004), 104, no. 371, fig. 47.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 328, no. 13, pl. 13.

Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 111, no. 13, ill.

Christian Miks, Ein spätrömischer Depotfund aus Koblenz am Rhein (Mainz, Germany: Verlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, 2014), fig. 90–91.

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