Used in the 9th Century, a time when the Vikings ravaged the coastline of Britain. Vikings often reinforced their shields with leather or iron around the rim.
The shield was the most common means of defence and finds from graves show timbers, such as fir, alder and poplar were used as they were dense and light and not inclined to split, unlike oak. Replica handling is essential for children to really understand the developments in technology.
Metal & Wood
Diameter: 45 cm
19 Sep 2014
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