The Ravens Warband

Photographs - Gesið and skirmisher

Picture 1

A heavily armoured warrior confronts a skirmisher. Despite their proximity neither poses any great threat to the other; the swordsman is well protected from the skirmisher's javelin by his large shield, helmet and mail while the lightly armed skirmisher could easily outrun his opponent if he attempted to close to within swords reach. The armoured warriors helmet is a reconstruction of the spangenhelm from Batajnica, Yugoslavia and is fitted with a horse-hair plume. (Photograph: K. R. Dixon)

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