Sadly, despite Tullie House Museum’s heroic fundraising efforts, the fabulous Roman Calvalry helmet has gone to another buyer. This is deeply disappointing for the campaigners, for the ordinary folk who shelled out donations, and for all the people who would have been able to see it on public display in its ‘home’ county.
Details are on the BBC website and just about everywhere else. I guess there is a chance the buyer will turn out to be a benevolent soul who will lend it to the Museum. Or not. For something this important, we shouldn’t have to rely on benevolence. The law needs to be changed.