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The mediaeval warrior has a heavy byrnie as well as a great shield suspended from his neck.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
It is true that only one trace of a byrnie, and that apparently not of ring-mail, has so far been found in an Anglo-Saxon grave.
In l. 322, Falk takes hring-īren to refer to a "ring-adorned sword," though it may well mean a ring-byrnie.
Fragments of an iron byrnie, made of small rings fastened together, were found in the Vendel grave 12 (seventh century).
Odin rides first; with his golden helmet, resplendent byrnie, and his spear Gungner, he advances against the Fenris-wolf.The Younger Edda|Snorre