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Viking shield

Viking shield

The Guige in Viking Archeology, Viking Shield Fixtures  Other metal fittings from shields, including nails (Fig. 8-a) are occasionally recovered. Some Birka graves contained one or two small rings held by eyelets (Fig. 8-b,c) which passed through the boards, and sometimes also the handle, with the ring projecting on the rear side (Arwidsson 1986). They may have served to hang up the shield, or as attachment points for a guige strap.Figure 8 - Other metal shield fittings. a. Birka grave…

The Guige in Viking Archeology, Viking Shield Fixtures Other metal fittings from shields, including nails (Fig. 8-a) are occasionally recovered. Some Birka graves contained one or two small rings held by eyelets (Fig. 8-b,c) which passed through the boards, and sometimes also the handle, with the ring projecting on the rear side (Arwidsson 1986). They may have served to hang up the shield, or as attachment points for a guige strap.Figure 8 - Other metal shield fittings. a. Birka grave…

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Schildbuckel Sonderformen © 1995-2000 Peter Beatson, Viking Shield from Archaeology

Schildbuckel Sonderformen © 1995-2000 Peter Beatson, Viking Shield from Archaeology

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Srebrny pierścień z Truso IX-X w. - Muzeum Archeologiczno- Historyczne w Elblągu.

Srebrny pierścień z Truso IX-X w. - Muzeum Archeologiczno- Historyczne w Elblągu.

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Viking age - comb (bone/ivory) on belt. Gotland

Viking age - comb (bone/ivory) on belt. Gotland

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irisharchaeology: “ Viking Age shield from Trelleborg, Denmark. Made from pine wood & diameter of c. 80 cm ”

irisharchaeology: “ Viking Age shield from Trelleborg, Denmark. Made from pine wood & diameter of c. 80 cm ”