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The '''spectacle helm''' is a multiplate, round bowled [[helmet]] that sported a ''spectactle'' like set of occulars to protect the eye sockets and allow vision. Commonly associated with [[Viking]]s.
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The '''spectacle helm''' is a multiplate, round bowled [[helmet]] that sported a ''spectacle'' like set of occulars to protect the eye sockets and allow vision. Commonly associated with [[Viking]]s.
  
Most famous example is the [[Gjermundbu]] helmet. [[Vendel]] helmets can have very similar constructions.
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Most famous example is the [[10th century]] [[Gjermundbu]] helmet. This is the only definitively known [[extant]] [[helmet]] from [[Viking Age]] [[Scandanavia]]. [[Vendel]] helmets can have very similar constructions.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:28, 23 November 2007

The spectacle helm is a multiplate, round bowled helmet that sported a spectacle like set of occulars to protect the eye sockets and allow vision. Commonly associated with Vikings.

Most famous example is the 10th century Gjermundbu helmet. This is the only definitively known extant helmet from Viking Age Scandanavia. Vendel helmets can have very similar constructions.