A ROMAN GIALLO ANTICO MARBLE HERM OF A MACEDONIAN RULER
1st Century A. D.
"The royal Macedonian helmet seen here seems to have evolved from the Boeotian types employed by Alexander's troops. The horns at the sides of course referring to Alexander's deification as Ammon. Detailed renderings of this regalia can be seen on the Seleucid coins of Tryphon (142-138 B.C.)."
After a Portrait of 3rd Century B.C. Wearing a royal Macedonian helmet with ram's horns on either side of central crest, remains of cheekpieces with rams' heads, inner cheekpieces fitted tightly below the chin, and aegis on his chest, traces of the end of a diadem on his shoulders. 20.4 cm high. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 3 December 1991.