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Hourglass gauntlet gadlings, based on the surviving example from the funerary achievement of Edward the Black Prince.

Hourglass gauntlet gadlings, based on the surviving example from the funerary achievement of Edward the Black Prince.

Iron guntlet from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.

Iron guntlet from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.

This helmet was discovered in a ship burial from Valsgarde in Sweden, c. 7th century AD

This helmet was discovered in a ship burial from Valsgarde in Sweden, c. 7th century AD

Iron guntlet from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland

Iron guntlet from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland

A rare look at the back of the famous corrizina made by Bashford Dean out of  plates from the Chalcis hoard.

A rare look at the back of the famous corrizina made by Bashford Dean out of plates from the Chalcis hoard.

Goblose / corrazina, 14th century, a cloth covered multi plate cuirass. The Bayerisches National museum.

Goblose / corrazina, 14th century, a cloth covered multi plate cuirass. The Bayerisches National museum.

Title Gambeson  Author Unknown  Date late 14th century  Coat without sleeves tight in the waist padded with vestiges of the coat of arms of John The First.    museu alberto sampaio   worn by D. João I during the battle of Aljubarrota and that was later offered to St. Mary of Guimarães in gratitude for having won the said battle.

Title Gambeson Author Unknown Date late 14th century Coat without sleeves tight in the waist padded with vestiges of the coat of arms of John The First. museu alberto sampaio worn by D. João I during the battle of Aljubarrota and that was later offered to St. Mary of Guimarães in gratitude for having won the said battle.

European demi riveted mail coif (hood), found intact in the tower room of Tofta Church, a medieval Lutheran church on the Swedish island of Gotland Sweden. The hood is unique in that it is exceptionally well preserved, and because it has original leather straps, carbon 14 dated to the 1200s, conservation was commissioned in 2007 to preserve, assemble and analyze the hood, the work was completed in Dec 2008 and the hood was put on exhibit in Tofta church in Jan 2009, before and after. H5.

European demi riveted mail coif (hood), found intact in the tower room of Tofta Church, a medieval Lutheran church on the Swedish island of Gotland Sweden. The hood is unique in that it is exceptionally well preserved, and because it has original leather straps, carbon 14 dated to the 1200s, conservation was commissioned in 2007 to preserve, assemble and analyze the hood, the work was completed in Dec 2008 and the hood was put on exhibit in Tofta church in Jan 2009, before and after. H5.

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