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Greek "Illyrian type" bronze helmet from Argolis (6th–5th centuries BC).

The "Illyrian" or "Greco-Illyrian" type helmet is a style of bronze helmet, which in its later variations covered the entire head and neck, and was open-faced in all of its forms.<ref name="Connolly60">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}.</ref> Its earliest styles were first developed in ancient Greece, specifically in the Peloponnese, during the 8th and 7th centuries BC (700–640 BC).<ref name="Connolly60"/><ref name="Treister">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}.</ref><ref>{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}; {{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}.</ref> Accurate representations on Corinthian vases are sufficient to indicate that the "Illyrian" type helmet was developed before 600 BC.<ref name="Snodgrass20">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}.</ref> The helmet was misleadingly named as an "Illyrian" type due to a large number of early finds coming from Illyria.<ref name="Connolly60"/><ref>{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}; {{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}: "Figure D2, based on a Lakonian warrior statuette from Dodona, wears a helmet of the Illyrian type, so-named because a large number of early finds came from Illyria. However, it is now clear that it was also extremely popular in the Peloponnese, which is the most probable area of origin."</ref><ref group="note">Naming conventions and typology of ancient helmets are of modern origin and do not reflect contemporary usage. ({{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref>


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Greek "Illyrian type" bronze helmet from Argolis (6th–5th centuries BC).

The "Illyrian" or "Greco-Illyrian" type helmet is a style of bronze helmet, which in its later variations covered the entire head and neck, and was open-faced in all of its forms.<ref name="Connolly60">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}.</ref> Its earliest styles were first developed in ancient Greece, specifically in the Peloponnese, during the 8th and 7th centuries BC (700–640 BC).<ref name="Connolly60"/><ref name="Treister">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}.</ref><ref>{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}; {{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}.</ref> Accurate representations on Corinthian vases are sufficient to indicate that the "Illyrian" type helmet was developed before 600 BC.<ref name="Snodgrass20">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}.</ref> The helmet was misleadingly named as an "Illyrian" type due to a large number of early finds coming from Illyria.<ref name="Connolly60"/><ref>{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}; {{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}: "Figure D2, based on a Lakonian warrior statuette from Dodona, wears a helmet of the Illyrian type, so-named because a large number of early finds came from Illyria. However, it is now clear that it was also extremely popular in the Peloponnese, which is the most probable area of origin."</ref><ref group="note">Naming conventions and typology of ancient helmets are of modern origin and do not reflect contemporary usage. ({{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref>


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