Sunday, 29 January 2023

Staffordshire Hoard Roman helmet recreated

Many fragments found in the famous Staffordshire Hoard come from the helmet which experts spent 18 months reconstructing. Thousands of 1,300 years old fragments were studied in a bid to rebuild the original helmet.
A third of the pieces were found to belong to an ornate Anglo-Saxon helmet, one of four found.
He unearthed the £3.2 million ancient gold and silver haul in the summer of 2009.It was almost a decade ago when one man and his metal detector uncovered the world's largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork. Terry Herbert struck the treasure of several lifetimes near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield.