A Saxon chief

A Saxon chief

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Caption: Costume of a pagan Saxon chief. He wears a four-pointed helmet, a cuirass, and blue cloak. He stands on a dead body. In his hand he holds a cup. He also holds a spear and a shield armed with a boss. Image taken from The Costume of the original inhabitants of the British Islands from the earliest periods to the sixth century, to which is added that of theGothic nations on the Western Coasts of the Baltic, the ancestors of the Anglo-saxons and Anglo-Danes.. Originally published in R. Havell: London, 1815. Author Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick, C H Smith, Illustrated by Robert Havell.

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