Iron helmet in numerous fragments, one of which has raised band(s) across (x-ray shows two bands crossing at right angles).
- Excavated/Findspot: Shorwell (near)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Isle of Wight,Shorwell)
- Width: 93 millimetres (largest piece)
For the reconstruction, see: J. Hood, B. Ager, C. Williams, S. Harrington & C. Cartwright, 2012, “Investigating and interpreting an early-to-mid sixth-century Frankish style helmet”, British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, 6 (2012), 83-95.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 2004T187 (Treasure number)
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Object reference number: MCS27119
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