A Lesser Known "Viking" Helmet (Not 100% Confirmed)

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Most helmet designs associated with Vikings are in fact from the earlier Vendel period (550-793). The most commonly reproduced helmet that dates to the actual Viking period (793-1066) is from the Gjermundbu farm in Norway.

The is a second one however, which is not as well known: The Yarm helmet, found in North Yorkshire, England. It's not a richly decorated piece of armor for a prestigious chieftain or jarl but looks comparatively plain, with a "munitions grade" utilitarian finish. NOTE: In the video I should have made clear that this helmet's dating is not entirely certain. It's possible that it was made earlier than the Viking period, or perhaps later.


*** Sources / Pictures ***

Chris Caple (2020) The Yarm Helmet, Medieval Archaeology, 64:1, 31-64
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00766097.2020.1755126?journalCode=ymed20

https://www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk/preston-park-museum-britains-first-ever-viking-helmet-discovered/
https://www.khm.uio.no/english/news/the-viking-helmet-from-yarm.html

https://royaloakarmoury.com/

https://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/778070175/yarm-helmet

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwmFxINHh3Q/

https://www.shapeways.com/product/FJGYKWHJK/quot-yarm-quot-helmet-scale-model


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