Historical knowledge

The shield from Svenstrup

During peat-digging in a small kettle bog at Svenstrup in Himmerland in July 1948, Kristian Jørgensen made a fantastic find. It was a beautiful bronze shield from the Late Bronze Age. The finder handed the shield to the West Himmerland Museum. Later the find was talked about so much in the press that the National Museum reacted, demanding that it was sent in as Danefæ (Danish treasure trove). This was done and the finder received a substantial treasure-trove reward – enough to pay for a new roof for his farm.

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