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Treasure hunter finds rare antique in Cumbria

A metal detector enthusiast in Cumbria has discovered a rare Roman bronze helmet complete with face-mask.

It is believed to be one of only three of its kind to be found in Britain.

The helmet would have been worn, possibly with colourful streamers attached, as a mark of excellence by Roman soldiers at sport parades.

Crosby Garrett Helmet

Crosby Garrett Helmet

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-11287093

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