Merovingian armor

Since I am considering starting to fight heavy, I though I’d post about armor. Like much of Merovingian material culture, it can be difficult to pin down. Here are some websites with information.


Byzantine Lamellar Armour: Conjectural Reconstruction of a Find from the Great Palace in Istanbul, Based on Early Medieval Parallels

Here’s an image of a young man’s (child’s) helmet found in a burial at Cologne Cathedral.

Here is a MIGRATION PERIOD IRON BANDED HELMET, which you can buy for just $37,500!

Here is a An Exceptional Migration Period (Viking) Bronze and Silver Helmet (5th-6th Century C.E.).

 

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    Lana September 29, 2011

    Have you seen the Frankish helmet at the Archaeologie in krefeld? There are some other good Frankish artifacts.
    http://www.archaeologie-krefeld.de/leiste/museum/fuerstgelduba4.htm

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      thealater October 1, 2011

      Holy Mackerel, that’s a beautiful helm. Now to get the google to translate the page for me. Thanks for the tip!

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    Adzo Risus November 5, 2012

    thealater,
    Thanks so much for the info! I recently started fighting heavy and am very interested in the early Merovingians. So now I want to put together proper armour for that period! Just got very excited to see your blog. Please let me know if you’d be interested in future contact/comparing notes/etc.
    Have fun on your awesome trip.

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