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Barrett Hiebert





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PostPosted: Wed 06 Aug, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Pericheirida         Reply with quote

Can anyone shed any light on this arm armour?



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Isaac D Rainey




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Aug, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I found this picture but I cant read greek.

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/war/ArmorC.jpg
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Aug, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bronze arm guards were known in the Greek Archaic era, basically 7th to 6th century BC. We can see them in artwork such as vase paintings, and a few have survived. Interestingly, with the archeological finds, the *lower* arm guards are extremely rare while the upper guards are more common. I don't know if the pictoral evidence follows that ratio or not. These are all for the right arm, of course, since the left is behind the shield. Note that the figure in the illustration is wearing thigh guards as well.

All of these accessories have pretty much disappeared by the Persian Wars, c. 490 BC. After that, it's just cuirass, helmet, and greaves.

Probably the article in the magazine will give you much better details! Not sure I've read that one.

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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Aug, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew--
Do you have any links or pictures of these ancient depictions or armored arms, or any pictures of surviving ones? Presumably you are not talking about what might be called pauldrons--I take it you're referring to the sort-of bronze versions of upper and lower cannons/rerebraces and vambraces?

"And they crossed swords."
--William Goldman, alias S. Morgenstern
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Isaac D Rainey




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Aug, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A guy on this page has similar armor, maybe you can contact them to see if they know?

http://hetairoi.de/en/about-us/impressions/
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Isaac D Rainey




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Aug, 2014 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

More info I found on the same website.

http://hetairoi.de/en/history/military/archaic-promachos/
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Isaac D Rainey




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Aug, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I also found some unique foot armor while browsing.

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/0...f70c79.jpg
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Bob Haynes




Location: Mount Perry, Ohio
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Aug, 2014 10:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah, nice topic, I've been wondering about ancient Greek limb armor, but haven't gotten around to doing research on it.

Mr Rainey, thank you for your posts- although you may want to consider against multi-posting, and Edit in additions instead.
Anyways gain thank you for your links, I found them very interesting. Happy
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