"A few shields have survived from the Viking age, notably the shields from the Gokstad ship, which date from the 10th century. The ship was equipped with 32 shields, several of which survive intact. They were made from a single layer of planks butted together, with no iron bands, and the fronts were painted black and yellow. Typical Viking shields were 80-90cm (32-36 inches) in diameter. Some were larger, such as the Gokstad shields, which were 94cm (37in) across."
580 e.kr. Trossinge grav 58 Trossingen Grab 58. Vom Schild ist nur der Körper aus 6 Erlenholzbrettern erhalten. Schildbuckel und Schildgriff sind vergangen. (Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg. Foto: Manuela Schreiner)
European (Norway) riveted mail hauberk, fragments from Gjermundbu, the only Viking Age mail shirt found in Scandinavia, app 10th century, links with an anti-clock wise lap, oval rivet hole, high domed rivet head, prominent oval tail of wire, sub-circular cross section, alternating rows of links of an unknown closure type, circular with flats on the external circumferences and wire of sub-rectangular cross section, detail view. B1.