The Helmet of Agighiol (Romanian: Coiful de la Agighiol) is a Getae silver helmet dating from the 4th century BC, housed in the National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest.[1]

Helmet of Agighiol
Created4th century BC
Tulcea, Romania
Present locationBucharest, Romania

It comes from the Agighiol area, in Tulcea County, Romania.

The helmet is similar to the Helmet of Coțofenești and other three Getian gold or silver helmets discovered so far. Its decoration includes males mounted on horses in scale armour.[2] Its form is inspired the northern Balkan variant of the bronze Chalcidian helmet.[3]

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  1. ^ Hodder, Ian (1987-08-06). The Archaeology of Contextual Meanings. Cambridge University Press. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-521-32924-8.
  2. ^ Farkas, Ann E. (1981). "Style and Subject Matter in Native Thracian Art". Metropolitan Museum Journal. 16: 33–48. doi:10.2307/1512767. JSTOR 1512767. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  3. ^ Haselgrove, Colin; Rebay-Salisbury, Katharina; Wells, Peter S. (22 September 2023). The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-101948-7. Retrieved 12 November 2023.