Pilos Helmet

The pilos is a simple one-piece conical or domed helmet, and was the first type to be cast in bronze and then, much later, the first type to be forged from a single piece of steel. In the Archaic Period the proliferation of cheap steel pilos helmets together with laminate cuirasses drives the rise of the middle-class hoplite militia, and with it much social and political change.

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