To protect their heads from the fatal bowls in battle, the ancient Greeks wore helmets made of bronze. On some of them, small holes can be seen to tie the inner leather lining, which was necessary to prevent the warrior’s head from hurting from the weight. There were different types that evolved over time, but the Corinthian helmet was the most characteristic type of ancient Greek helmet and was used from the end of the 8th century BC until the end of the Classical period.

The helmets that survive to our days come mainly from graves, where they were placed as grave gifts. Helmets have also been found in sanctuaries as offerings to the gods by the warriors themselves, after victorious battle.