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The Sutton Hoo burial site has been dated 7th century AD and is thought to be that of Rædwald ruler of the East Angles. Among the many treasures at the head of a suit of decorative mail armor was this iron helmet (replica) tin leaf and bronze were pure decoration. There is what appears to be a bird framing the eyes, nose and forehead.

The Sutton Hoo burial site has been dated 7th century AD and is thought to be that of Rædwald ruler of the East Angles. Among the many treasures at the head of a suit of decorative mail armor was this iron helmet (replica) tin leaf and bronze were pure decoration. There is what appears to be a bird framing the eyes, nose and forehead.

He must protect the 'stache. The rest of his stubble can protect itself.

He must protect the 'stache. The rest of his stubble can protect itself.

Valsgarde 6 Helm. Photograph courtesy of A.J.Pilkington.

Valsgarde 6 Helm. Photograph courtesy of A.J.Pilkington.

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Recreation of Vendel XIV helm. Photograph courtesy G.Kulig & D.A.Huggins.

Recreation of Vendel XIV helm. Photograph courtesy G.Kulig & D.A.Huggins.

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