Friday, 8 October 2010

Helmet Fetches £2m

The Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle, Cumbria, failed in its bid to acquire the Crosby Garrett Helmet at yesterday's auction at Christie's in London. An anonymous telephone bidder snatched it for 2m, far more than its estimated value of £300,000 ($463,800). The museum is deeply disappointed, but has entered into discussions with the new owner to see if it can borrow the helmet. Click the title link for a BBC video.


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