Sutton Hoo Souvenir Coin

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<p>Exclusive to the British Museum; a souvenir coin inspired by one of the helmets that were found at Sutton Hoo, an important archaeological site in England </p><p> A warrior's face - the strong brows inlaid with red garnets, the nose and mouth gilded and its surface tinned a silvery colour - this is how the Sutton Hoo helmet once appeared to those who saw it. Beautifully crafted and visually stunning, it would have inspired awe. But it was also fully capable of protecting its wearer in battle. </p><p> The original helmet was discovered together with other priceless treasures including a ship in the great mound at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, by the archaeologist Basil Brown in the late 1930s. He was employed by the owner of the estate, Mrs Edith Pretty, who generously donated the whole find to the British Museum.</p> The original is in the Museum's collection, read more<a class="linkarrow" title="Select this link to view the original." href="https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=85778&partId=1&searchText=sutton+hoo+helmet&page=1"_blank">original coin <span class="arrow"></span></a>here.</p> <p>The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo is on the reverse side of the coin. A display plastic case is included. </p>

Exclusive to the British Museum; a souvenir coin featuring an image of the famous Sutton Hoo helmet.

The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo are on the reverse side, and the coin is presented in a plastic display case.

The helmet was discovered at Sutton Hoo, an important archaeological site in Suffolk, England. The original dates to the early 7th century and comprises of an iron cap, neck guard, cheek pieces and a face mask featuring panels decorated with animals and heroic scenes of warriors.

A charming souvenir of the Museum.

 

  • Product Code: CMCR57910
  • Product Weight: 0.04Kg
  • T.P: 2.00
  • Dimensions: H4.5 x W0.7 x L4.5cm
  • Material: Metal
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg

<p>Exclusive to the British Museum; a souvenir coin inspired by one of the helmets that were found at Sutton Hoo, an important archaeological site in England </p><p> A warrior's face - the strong brows inlaid with red garnets, the nose and mouth gilded and its surface tinned a silvery colour - this is how the Sutton Hoo helmet once appeared to those who saw it. Beautifully crafted and visually stunning, it would have inspired awe. But it was also fully capable of protecting its wearer in battle. </p><p> The original helmet was discovered together with other priceless treasures including a ship in the great mound at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, by the archaeologist Basil Brown in the late 1930s. He was employed by the owner of the estate, Mrs Edith Pretty, who generously donated the whole find to the British Museum.</p> The original is in the Museum's collection, read more<a class="linkarrow" title="Select this link to view the original." href="https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=85778&partId=1&searchText=sutton+hoo+helmet&page=1"_blank">original coin <span class="arrow"></span></a>here.</p> <p>The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo is on the reverse side of the coin. A display plastic case is included. </p>

Exclusive to the British Museum; a souvenir coin featuring an image of the famous Sutton Hoo helmet.

The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo are on the reverse side, and the coin is presented in a plastic display case.

The helmet was discovered at Sutton Hoo, an important archaeological site in Suffolk, England. The original dates to the early 7th century and comprises of an iron cap, neck guard, cheek pieces and a face mask featuring panels decorated with animals and heroic scenes of warriors.

A charming souvenir of the Museum.

 

  • Product Code: CMCR57910
  • Product Weight: 0.04Kg
  • T.P: 2.00
  • Dimensions: H4.5 x W0.7 x L4.5cm
  • Material: Metal
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg
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