Dissolutions of ancient amities

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This is the only Iron Age helmet to have ever been found in southern England, and it is the only Iron Age helmet with horns ever to have been found anywhere in Europe. Horns were often a symbol of the gods in different parts of the ancient world. This might suggest the person who wore this was a special person, or that the helmet was made for a god to wear. Like the Deal Crown, this was more of a symbolic head-dress than actual protection for the head in battle….
Like many other objects, especially weapons, this helmet was found in the River Thames….The helmet is made from sheet bronze pieces held together with many carefully placed bronze rivets.

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