Warrior Burial on display at the Novium, Chichester
During excavations at North Bersted a large grave was uncovered. As it was excavated it became apparent that the grave was unusual. Well preserved grave goods were unearthed. Amongst these the weapons and armour were the most impressive.
The helmet had openwork Bronze pieces that had been added to a standard Roman cavalry helmet. These pieces are unique and, now conserved, spectacular.
Along with the helmet a sword, spearhead and shield boss were recovered.
The grave itself was large and included impressive pottery and evidence of a cover for the burial creating a possible tomb.
The contents of the grave and further information is now on display at the Novium museum in Chichester