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Migration period shield, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen. "The Migration Period, also known as the period of the Barbarian invasions or of the Völkerwanderung[1] ("migration of peoples" in German), was a period of intensified human migration in Europe from about 400 to 800 AD."

Migration period shield, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen: he sagas specifically mention linden wood for shield construction. Vikings often reinforced their shields with leather or, occasionally, iron around the rim.

Viking Shield Oslo Viking Museum "But waken ye now, warriors mine;  seize your shields, be steadfast in valor, fight at the front, and fearless bide!” From THE ATTACK ON FINNSBURG

Artifact: Viking Shield Oslo Viking Museum "But waken ye now, warriors mine; seize your shields, be steadfast in valor, fight at the front, and fearless bide!

Hedeby knife scabbards - 8-10th C

Hedeby knife scabbards - C

Swords from more or less the century or in the style of the century

Liber ad honorem Augusti by Pietro da Eboli, c.1197  Markward von Annweiler, from folio 147r  Markward was a ministerialis, that is, he came not from the free nobility, but from a class of unfree knights and administrators whose purpose was to serve loyally the Imperial administration in any capacity. During the reign of the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, Markward became one of the most important figures in the administration.  From 1184, Markward served Barbarossa's son Henry VI in Italy…

Shield design of a pelican. Liber ad Honorem Augusti f? (Depicting Markward von Annweiler ~A)