This Athenian Hoplite helmet hand-made by Deepeeka is patterned after the Phrygian style helmet worn mainly during the Hellenistic Period of Greek history. It was worn not only by Athenians during this period but by many different city states of the Hellenistic world. Originally intended to mimic the style of cap worn by the Phrygians of Asia Minor, this helmet was commonly worn by infantry soldiers in the Macedonian phalanx under Alexander and his successors. This version is made of iron in a bronzed finish, at a 18 gauge thinkness. The originals would have been entirely fashioned of bronze. This helmet is fully wearable and perfect for reenactments, role-playing, costumes, and is a must have for collectors and historical enthusiasts. Due to the hand-made nature of this item, slight differences in size and finish can be expected, making it a truly unique one of a kind collector's piece.