Effigy of Bjorn Finsson, 1280
Trondheim Cathedral, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway


Source: Greenhill, Frank A. Incised Effigial Slabs. Faber & Faber 1976. effigies and brasses



Referenced on p.47 MAA - 396 - Medieval Scandinavian Armies (1): 1100-1300 by David Lindholm and Angus McBride
Incised effigial slab of the Norwegian knight Björn Finnsons, late 13th century; cf Plate H2. (in situ. Cathedral, Trondheim)
He wears a typically Norwegian 13th century brimmed helmet worn over a quilted coif or arming cap. No other form of armour is visible; his simple, unpadded sleeveless surcoat is, however, closed at the front with a large decorative pin brooch. The knightly belt drawn tightly around his waist has numerous decorative stiffeners, and a very long end hanging down the front. His leather-covered wooden shield has large rivet heads securing the internal grip straps and guige.


See also:
Knights in 'The Story of St Mary of Antioch', Ål Church, Norway, mid 13th century
'Massacre of the Innocents', Dädesjö Church ceiling paintings, Småland, Sweden, late 13th century
Other Illustrations of Scandinavian Costume and Soldiers
Other 13th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers