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Roman cavalry helmet found in Iron Age shrine

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Roman cavalry helmet found in Iron Age shrine

Post by Rowan » Tue January 10th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Constructed of sheet iron, the helmet, once decorated with gold leaf, is the only one to have been found in Britain with its silver gilt plating intact.

The helmet features scenes of Roman military victory, including the bust of a woman flanked by lions, and a Roman Emperor on horseback with the goddess Victory flying behind and a cowering figure, possibly a native Briton, being trampled under his horse's hooves.

The object is believed to have been buried in the years around Roman Emperor Claudius's invasion of Britain in AD43.
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Post by parthianbow » Wed January 11th, 2012, 3:49 am

Very cool find indeed.

Came here to post about it, but you beat me to it, Rowan. Thanks for posting!
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Post by fljustice » Wed January 11th, 2012, 5:41 pm

Thanks for the post! Wonderful find.
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu January 12th, 2012, 9:38 pm

Amazing to have all of these things being found all of a sudden. Seems like there's been a rash of Roman and earlier findings in the UK lately.

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