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The Kegelhelm or Kegel type is a type of helmet that originated in ancient Greece and the progenitor of many Greek helmets[1] especially that of the "Illyrian" type helmet.It was open faced was made of five piece and a high-crest holder.It did not outlast the eighth century BC.The helmet is conical thus the Kegel (German language:Kegel means cone) naming.

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  • Peter Connoly, Greece & Rome at War,ISBN 185367303X


  1. ^ Peter Connoly, Greece & Rome at War,ISBN 185367303X,page 60,"There are several forms of Greek helmet but they all seem to have evolved from two prototypes -the Kegel and the primitive corinthian"

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