Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Roman Helmet found in Cumbria goes to auction

A bronze Roman helmet discovered earlier this year in northwest England will be going up for auction next month at Christie’s, and is expected to sell for £200,000 to £300,000. Discovered by a metal detectorist in May, the Crosby Garrett Helmet dates from the late 1st-2nd Century A.D. and is one of only three comparable examples ever to have been discovered in the United Kingdom complete with face-mask in the last 250 years. It will be on public display for the first time at Christie’s locations in London from 14 September before being offered at auction on 7 October.

Click here to read the full article from History of the Ancient World