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The Sutton Hoo Helmet

  • Herbert Maryon
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When unpacked at the British Museum Laboratory, the remains of the Sutton WHoo helmet covered a good-sized table. They appeared to consist of a gilded bronze nose and mouth piece, two gilded bronze dragon heads, parts of what once had been a silver crest, and three or four hundred fragments of sand-encrusted rusty iron.

No photographs had been taken of them during excavation as their importance had not been realized at the time.

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* The views expressed in this article are those of the writer, and must not be regarded as representing the official views of the British Museum.

* Good examples of the same technique are found on the thin metal ornamental facings around the base of the shield (cf. ANTIQUITYM, arch 1946).

The views expressed in this article are those of the writer, and must not be regarded as representing the official views of the British Museum.

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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
  • URL: /core/journals/antiquity
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