A unique treasure from Hallaton’s Iron-Age past.
The Hallaton Helmet is one of the most recognisable objects at Harborough Museum, and gives us an insight into the Iron Age History of the area. Originally discovered in 2000, as part of the Hallaton Treasure, the helmet is a 1st century AD Roman cavalry helmet. How it came to be at Hallaton, and why it was in a hoard are mysteries. Was it taken from the Romans, or was it given as a gift?
You can read more about the Hallaton Helmet, and the Hallaton Treasure in our special online exhibition. This also includes a panel discussion video of how our understanding of the Treasure has changed in the 20 years since it was discovered.