Hallaton Helmet

2000-year-old Roman cavalry helmet from Hallaton recreated thanks to a grant from Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society.

Harborough Museum’s replica of the Hallaton Helmet – one of two – is now on permanent display, alongside the real helmet and previously un-displayed objects from the helmet pit from which the helmet was excavated at the Late Iron Age ritual site at Hallaton. Working alongside the British Museum conservators who excavated and conserved the assemblage, staff and volunteers at Leicestershire Museums studied the helmet to produce reconstruction drawings with illustrator Debbie Miles. The resulting designs have been realised in 3D to recreate the helmet as it may have looked when it was new with the aim of reaching new audiences.   The second replica will be on display at Hallaton Museum. Find out more about the process of making the replicas, and view images of them and the original helmet, at Hallaton Helmet Recreated Thanks to LAHS Funding – LAHS.

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