Several years of painstaking work at the British Museum have resulted in the remarkable restoration of the Hallaton Helmet.
First discovered as part of the Hallaton Treasure, the helmet is one of the finest of its kind and went on display at Harborough Museum at the end of January. Found buried in mud, the helmet had suffered severe damage and was reassembled piece by piece.
The helmet has remarkable detail, and the armoured cheek pieces are amongst the finest discovered. Although the silver and gold guilding has faded after 2,000 years in the mud, the craftsmanship is still very evident.