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Björn Hellqvist
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Chainmail hood found in Sweden         Reply with quote

A couple of days ago, a c. 700 years old chainmail hood was found in a medieval shurch on the island of Gotland, Sweden. An early examination of the very well-preserved hood indicates that it could be the genuine article. More to come!
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2004 5:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What a wonderful find! Is there a site yet with more information, or will that all come in time?
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Apr, 2004 9:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Quivey wrote:
What a wonderful find! Is there a site yet with more information, or will that all come in time?


Just in Swedish, I'm afraid. I know a couple of the people who have seen it, and trust them when they say it is authentic. Here's a pic:



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PostPosted: Thu 01 Apr, 2004 10:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Found in a church? In a tomb in a church? On the coatrack? What?
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Apr, 2004 1:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a great find! It's highly unusual to find one in that kind of shape. I'd love to see some more detailed information on this.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Apr, 2004 3:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It was found a couple of weeks ago in a crawlspace in the tower of the medieval church in Tofta, Gotland. Hidden under several centuries' worth of old birds' nests, bird sh*t and dead birds, the chainmail hood was found by one of the workers restoring the tower. The rings haven't fused by rusting, and there are even remains of the leather straps used to improve the fit of the hood. More to come...
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Apr, 2004 1:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You've got to wonder how it ended up there of all places. I know I'd be digging around up there for other stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Apr, 2004 12:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Perhaps large quantities of birdsh*t makes a great steel preservative. Though I don't think I'll be trying it myself.
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Apr, 2004 1:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Leif Hansen wrote:
Perhaps large quantities of birdsh*t makes a great steel preservative. Though I don't think I'll be trying it myself.


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Apr, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Björn Hellqvist wrote:
Leif Hansen wrote:
Perhaps large quantities of birdsh*t makes a great steel preservative. Though I don't think I'll be trying it myself.


It could be a cheap packing material for Albion... Laughing Out Loud


WTF?!

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