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The soldiers personal equipment

Each soldier had his personal equipment in a purse hanging from his belt. Each soldier had two belts: a belt on the inside and a stronger belt with a knife, lighters and a purse which could contain various small items like fine combs on the outside of his cloth.

For everyday life he also had a pot to cook in, dishes and trays of wood for serving and wooden bowls to drink from. There have also been various jewelry, glass and amber beads, amulets and dress pins to keep their clothes in place. The soldiers also brought board games and dice for leisure use.

The soldiers personal equipment
Comb with runic inscriptions from Vimose.
The soldiers personal equipment
Necklace with bucket-shaped charm and various forms of dress pins of silver and bronze from Vimose. Roman Iron Age.
The soldiers personal equipment
Wooden vessels used for cooking and many other purposes also included in soldiers' armor in the Iron Age.
The soldiers personal equipment
These wooden boxes from Vimose was used for storage of striking stones. Soldiers lighters consisted of a butt iron-needle, which was turned against the striking stone - that way you could cause a spark and light the fire.
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