Effigy of Nils Jonsson, 1316
St Mary's Church, Sigtuna, Uppland, Sweden


Source: Gardell, Sölve Gravmonument från Sveriges medeltid. Elander, 1937. effigies and brasses



Referenced on p.3 MAA - 399 - Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2): 1300-1500 by David Lindholm and Angus McBride
The incised effigial slab of the Swedish knight Nils Jonsson dates from between 1316 and 1319. Although he has full military equipment including a coat-of-plates (note rivet heads and vertical lines on his surcoat), his armour and weapons are distinctly old-fashioned by contemporary German or even Danish standards. His mail coif is thrown back onto his shoulders; his mail hauberk has integral mittens, here thrown back at the wrist; and his mail chausses have mail flaps which only protect the tops of his feet. His broadsword has a distinctive pommel which almost seems to hark back to Viking swords of the 11th century, if not earlier. (in situ church of St Maria, Sigtuna, east-central Sweden)


See also Swedish Knights on wall paintings from the Church at Södra Råda in Sweden, 1323AD
Altar with scenes from the Life of Saint Olaf, Trondheim Cathedral, Norway, 14th century.
Other
Illustrations of Scandinavian Costume and Soldiers
Other 14th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers