Chessman 123 from Uig, Lewis, western isles of Scotland, c.1150-1175.

Chess-piece; walrus ivory; warder; wearing long pleated garment, baldric and hemispherical helmet with straight brim; armed with sword an shield: cross with lozenge. Height: 92.07 millimetres



Referenced on p.42 MAA - 396 - Medieval Scandinavian Armies (1): 1100-1300 by David Lindholm and Angus McBride
One of the Lewis chess pieces showing a foot soldier wearing a full mail hauberk and a fluted helmet which lacks cheek and neck pieces, presumably because the mail coif offers adequate protection. (British Museum, London)


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