Grave Objects

The helmet (above right), which was made specially for the child and was found in his grave, is particularly impressive. It is only 15 cm high. The chain mail neck guard is 17 cm long. The helmet itself is made of horn, bronze, and gilded iron. Below this is a set of weapons. From top to bottom: an iron lance tip, a set comprising a seax (a short sword) and knife on, and the head of a francisca (a throwing axe). The knife/seax set is displayed on a sheet of Plexiglas. Other weapons include the spatha, or long sword, (far left) and an angon, a javelin with a barbed head (left). These were all typical Frankish weapons.