Said to have been one of the Roman officers helmets who came to kill or take captive Mark Antony in Alexandria when he fled the battle of Pharsalus. No film footage of that exist anymore but a few snap shots of his officers helmets do which show horse hair crest being used. With over 80% of all Silent Movies Films being lost, it is quite laborious to attribute the early costumes and props.
This helmet is a hundred years old as it was made and used in the 1917 Silent movie version of Cleopatra. It has beautiful hand embossed brass art work decorating it. This helmet is so rare, I guarantee you, you will never see another one as I have been collecting them for 40 years.
The item "MGM Auction Antique Silent Film Ben Hur 1917 Cleopatra movie prop Roman Helmet" is in sale since Friday, July 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Wardrobe\Originals". The seller is "legxfre" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.