Iron Age Soldier's Helmet

An extremely rare soldier’s helmet, dating from the mid first century BC. The helmet was re-used in a burial with cremated human remains placed inside it and secured in a bag with the brooch. A small spike found with the helmet may have been attached to the top of it.
Collection description:
An extremely rare soldier’s helmet dating from the mid first century BC. The helmet was later re-used as a cremation urn with cremated human remains placed inside it and secured in a bag with a brooch. A small spike found with the helmet may have b ...more
Artist or maker:
unknown
Medium:
metal, copper alloy
Measurements:
Circumference above neck-guard: 625mm; maximum remaining height: 145mm; maximum width (side to side): 200mm;
Rights:
Canterbury Museums and Galleries
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