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The Crosby Garrett Helmet
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on 18 May 2014
A collection of short papers from eight authors covering all aspects of the helmet this short work is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in Roman armour or the archaeology of Roman items. The authors have managed to cram an incredible amount of information into the book wonderfully completed by some excellent photographs of both the helmet and the context.

Knowing that the helmet has gone into a private collection a work like this one becomes even more valuable to historians and both the authors and publishers are to be congratulated in bringing this work to press, I just wish that there were similar publications on other armour finds.

Stephen E-B
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on 15 December 2013
This is an excellent description of this hugely important find, one of only a handful of Roman helmets found in Britain. This small volume is of even greater importance, given that the helmet is actually privately owned and is only on loan to the museum. The book describes the discovery of the helmet, its restoration and gives a full description of the artefact. It also sets the find in the context of other, similar, helmets found in Europe. The treatment is entirely logical and has been written by people who are experts in their own fields.

The volume is illustrated throughout with good quality, detailed photographs, providing an all-round view.

I can unhesitatingly recommend this work to anyone who wants to find out what all the fuss was about when the helmet was unearthed and later sold at auction for over £2 million.
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on 17 May 2014
I was mesmerised by this artefact when I viewed it at the British Museum and had to find out more. The book, in my opinion, is exactly the right length, providing detail of discovery, restoration, sale and probable function without getting bogged down in scientific detail. It contains a good number of well executed photographs.
I just hope the owner of the helmet continues to allow it to be displayed in British Museums as it is an important party of our heritage/history.
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on 13 June 2014
An informative book with lots of different information presented clearly. Having seen the helmet at the British museum I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book to find out more information about the helmet.
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