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Sutton Hoo Helmet

Sutton Hoo Helmet
The helmet found at Sutton Hoo ©TopFoto.co.uk

Discovered in 1939, the age, size and completeness of the Sutton Hoo site in Suffolk made it one of the most remarkable finds in England.

Its most dazzling artefact, the helmet, gives us a priceless insight into England in the seventh century, shedding light on ship burials, weaponry and even moustache fashions of the day.

Probably belonging to King Raedwald of East Anglia, the Sutton Hoo helmet is one of only four of its kind ever to have been found in England.


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