Coppergate Helmet | Enamel Pin
The York, or ‘Coppergate’ helmet as it is sometimes known, is one of six Anglo-Saxon helmets to have survived to the present day. It is remarkably well-preserved and its style is characteristically Northumbrian (one of the four major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the time, along with Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia) and is believed to have belonged to a Northumbrian royal prior to the Viking invasion of York in the 9th century.
Anglo-Saxon art is known for its intricate animal motifs; taking inspiration from creatures both real and mythological. Nadine from Nordurljós Art has taken the detailed and complex knotwork patterns featured on the nose guard of the York helmet and crafted them into a wearable form.
Please Note: The last image was taken by Jorvik Viking Center and their Trust.
Material & Make
Our pins are crafted in solid metal with enamel detailing and a sturdy pin for security of closure and longevity.
About The Artist
Nadine of Nordurljós Art has channels her passion for history into her artistry. As well as creating pieces of art for Northern Fire (which can be found here) she also does commission designs for tattoos and logos.
Size & Dimensions
Rough diameter of roughly 1.3 inches (3.5 cm)