A heavily armoured theign reviews his troops before a battle. His equipment is of Swedish style. He wears a reconstruction of the seventh century helmet from Ultuna, Sweden, made of interwoven iron bands, a long mail shirt and a pair of iron greaves based on finds from grave 8 at Valsgärde, Sweden. The Valsgärde find has previously been assumed to be body armour but a reconstruction as a set of greaves and a vambrace is more satisfactory. (Photograph: K. R. Dixon)
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