Corinthian helmet

  • Collection: The collection of gifts – Archeology
  • Country: Greece
  • Is it exposed? No

The first archaeological object that Josip Broz Tito received as a gift seemed to anticipate his political rise with its symbolic.

In Athens on June 2, 1954, King Paul of the Hellenes, coming from a country with rich classical literature where helmets were symbols of power and invulnerability, gave to Tito an antique Corinthian helmet, from the end of the 7th – beginning of 6th century BC. It is an enigma why the bronze helmet, though cast in full warrior form, was made in reduced size, and therefore rendered practically useless.