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Hidden Helmet

A rare Iron Age helmet dating back to the first Century BC has been unearthed in Kent by an amateur metal detector enthusiast. The bronze helmet may have been worn by a soldier who was part of the Roman forces led by Julius Caesar.

But it also may have belonged to an ancient Briton. We speak to Andrew Richardson and Paul Bennett of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust - and Ellen Swift, senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Kent.


Roman haul

Roman coins Credit: High Weald

Nearly 3,000 silver Roman coins found four years ago in Sussex are to go on display. The High Weald hoard, discovered near Brighton, dates from the third century. It's one of the largest collections ever found in the county.


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