The Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet
Image credit the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). Source Wikipedia Commons
The Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet is now on show at the Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria until the 26th January 2014. The helmet, dating from the 1-3 century ce, caused controversy when it was restored and then auctioned at Christie’s, London for £2.3 million to a private and undisclosed buyer.
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery states that –
This is a unique opportunity to see the stunning Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet. The exceptional rare bronze ceremonial parade helmet, named after the hamlet where it was discovered, has been hailed by experts as one of the great masterpieces of Roman metalwork …it is unparalleled in its detail and the most complete and elaborate of only three such helmets to have been found in Britain.
Details of the exhibition here.