|Art by Daniel Dociu; Artifact re-creations source: Kevin Leahy, Portable Antiquities Scheme|
An artist's vision of a helmet from the time of the treasure. Probably padded with horsehair or wool, the helmet cap was made of hammered iron for protection from slashing or thrusting blades. It could have included two pieces found in the hoard: an intricately worked cheek panel and a horse's head, the decorative end of a crest, perhaps of horsehair.
|Photographs by Robert Clark|
A second piece found in the hoard—an intricately worked cheek panel—may also have been part of the helmet.