Effigy of Duke Christopher of Denmark
Roskilde Cathedral, SjŠlland, Denmark, late 14th century.







Top and side views of the effigy of Duke Christopher of Denmark, who died in 1363; cf Plate B/C4. Some aspects of the armour are quite modern, including a bascinet helmet which could have had a 'dog-faced' visor attached at the brow. Beneath a tight-fitting surcoat the duke has a coat-of-plates or perhaps breast- and back-plates. The leg armour is also typical of this period, but the arm defences lack couters for the elbows and appear rather simple, if not old-fashioned. (in situ Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark)
Source: pp.40-41 MAA - 399 - Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2): 1300-1500 by David Lindholm and Angus McBride


See also Scenes from the Life of Saint Olaf, Altar, Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway, first half of the 14th century
Illuminations from the collection of Icelandic sagas, the Flateyjarbˇk, 14th century
Other Illustrations of Scandinavian Costume and Soldiers
Other 14th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers