The purpose of this page is to draw the attention to some of the archaeological finds and artefacts in Sweden of special importance to the study of medieval arms & armour. Links and further information will be added.
24 more or less well preserved coat-of-plates recovered from the mass graves of the battle of Visby (1361), the site of a Danish victory over a Gotlandic army. The most important of these finds are now kept in the Museum of National Antiquities (Statens Historiska Museum).
About 185 mail coifs recovered from the same mass graves. A paper on the construction of these coifs, by Tommy Hellman, "Ringbrynjehuvor från massgravarna vid Korsbetningen", is now available (text in Swedish with an English summary).
A lamellar armour converted into a coat of plates recovered from the same mass graves.
A wide-brimmed kettle-hat made of several sections. It was found at Hof, Vestfold, in Norway in 1898 (SHM 23741).
A larger than life wooden sculpture group of St. George and the Dragon (1489) by Bernt Notke in Storkyrkan, Stockholm.
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