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Butt-caps for Greek spears. Discovered at the shrine of Olympia and bearing the inscription: "From the Spartans, Theodoros dedicates this to the king [Zeus]." A Greek spear's butt-cap is often called a sauroter, "lizard-killer."

Butt-caps for Greek spears. Discovered at the shrine of Olympia and bearing the inscription: "From the Spartans, Theodoros dedicates this to the king [Zeus]." A Greek spear's butt-cap is often called a sauroter, "lizard-killer.

The words "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ" as they are inscribed on the marble of the 1955 Leonidas Monument at Thermopylae.  Molon labe (Greek: μολὼν λαβέ molṑn labé; Ancient Greek: [molɔːn labé]; Modern Greek: [moˈlon laˈve]), lit. "come and take", is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. It is an exemplary use of a laconic phrase.

The words "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ" as they are inscribed on the marble of the 1955 Leonidas Monument at Thermopylae.

Gold-plated magnificent Bronze Age swords. f885415cb312e3697fa976b5fc7ca771.jpg (300×413)

The Scandinavian Bronze Age culture was characterized by a richness of magnificent bronze objects and large amounts of gold.

A GREEK BRONZE CHALCIDIAN HELMET circa 4th century b.c. Of hammered sheet, with a rounded bowl off-set from the neck- and cheek-guards and the brim by a ridge, the neck-guard flaring along the back edge, the forward elements adorned with relief ornament illustrating the Herakles cycle, including, on the brim, the infant Herakles struggling with the serpents of Hera, on the left cheek-guard, the hero wearing the Nemean lion skin, battling the Lernean Hydra

A GREEK BRONZE CHALCIDIAN HELMET circa century b. Of hammered sheet, with a rounded bowl off-set from the neck- and cheek-guards and the brim by a ridge, the neck-guard flaring along the back.

Rare Griffin-crested Greek Chalcidian Helmet, 4th cent. BC. The Chalcidian helmet was especially popular in Greece in the fourth and fifth centuries BC. This style was also worn extensively in the Greek colonies of Italy during the same period. The helmet is so-called because it was first, and is most commonly depicted on pottery once thought to derive from the Euboean city of Chalcis. In fact, it is not known whether the helmet actually originated in Chalcis; indeed, it is not known whether…

Rare Griffin-crested Greek Chalcidian Helmet, century BC, worn extensively in the Greek colonies of Italy during this period.

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was made by the Greek sculptor Phidias, circa 432 BC on the site where it was erected in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was made by the Greek sculptor Phidias, circa 432 BC on the site where it was erected in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece.

Ancient Greek Bronze Swords Mycenaean swords

Mycenaean swords Bronze swords and knives from the warrior's tomb at Skopelos island.

GREEK IRON HELMET OF ATTIC TYPE of several sections riveted in place, the cap with a raised brow band, a carinated band above, each end terminating in a molded shield with a pointed center, a raised band encircling the crown, surmounted by a high forward-curving crest, with cut-out ear recesses, the short flaring neck-guard with rounded ends. Late 5th-4th Century BC.

Greek iron helmet of Attic type, century B. Several sections riveted in…

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