Sutton Hoo helmet, 7th century
Sutton Hoo, East Anglia in England, is an archaeological site. It includes numerous burial mounds, including the famous ship's grave, from which remarkably well-preserved precious artifacts dating to the 7th century have been recovered. Probably one of the most famous finds is the golden buckle and helmet of Sutton Hoo, which are important examples of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship.
It is believed that this said helmet was a burial object and was made in the 7th century. When the helmet was found, it was broken into 500 pieces. It was reassembled by restorers at the British Museum and then copied by a replica, which can also be found there today.
The offered helmet is made of steel and is lined with leather inside. A nice detail is offered by both the many platelets in the helmet, which feature various images and elaborate patterns, and the hand-applied red stones on the front.
Details Sutton Hoo helmet, 7th century:
Material: steel, leather lining.
Suitable for a head circumference up to approx. 61 cm
Long inner distance (back of the head - forehead): ca. 21,5 cm
Short inner distance (ear-ear): approx. 17.5 cm
Weight: approx. 2.5 kg
Scope of delivery: 1x Sutton Hoo helmet, 7th century