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River Tees Viking Helmet?

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:29 pm
by RyanA
I've been seeing a couple of posts here there and everywhere (albeit from a few years back) about this supposed Viking helmet found in the River Tees, supposedly post-1000AD with a face plate. Apart from 'RIVER TEES - VIKING HELMET?!?!?' I can't find anything else about it. Do you guys know anything?

Re: River Tees Viking Helmet?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:30 am
by Neil of Ormsheim
The world has gone extremely quiet about this 'find' - to the extend that most references and images of it appear to have been removed from tinterweb. Tends to make me suspicious..........

Re: River Tees Viking Helmet?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:24 pm
by RyanA
Highly sketchy o_o

Image

Re: River Tees Viking Helmet?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:27 pm
by Medicus Matt
It wasn't found in the Tees. It was found at Chapel Yard in Yarm whilst a sewerage system was being laid in the 1950s.
It is (or at least was last year) on display at Preston Park Museum.

I've got plenty of pics, the Tees Archaeology Sites And Monuments Record from 2007 and a newspaper article about it from 1974.

Re: River Tees Viking Helmet?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:38 pm
by RyanA
Share with us! Share with us! :D



...please!

Re: River Tees Viking Helmet?

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:37 pm
by Wayland
I would also be interested in seeing any pictures if possible.

Re: River Tees Viking Helmet?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:54 pm
by 40/- freeholder
Has anyone made a repro of this helmet? I could be interested in a child size one for Viking school visits, as it's a regional find.
I understand it's currently undergoing conservation work, so not on display.

Re: River Tees Viking Helmet?

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:50 pm
by Medicus Matt
As far as I know, no.
Of course, the jury is still very much out as to whether it's genuine or not.
It's currently being 'evaluated'. I've told them what to look for and told then that there's enough interest to crowdfund a proper analysis of it.

We'll see.