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Kai Lawson





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PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov, 2020 9:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While I'm not counting out the option for it to be actually medieval, if the boots are indeed leather, the sword, tall boots and rowel spurs make me thing 16th-17th century, not medieval. Still a really cool find though!
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
Very nice bronze age sword find. Pretty incredible patina on the hilt. These swords are interesting and I am not sure I agree that a few bubbles in the casting dictate it was ceremonial.


Really nice indeed! And I fully agree with you, making a casting without bubbles is pretty hard. Here at least the surface seems smooth. How many cavities one needs to render a sword unusable, no idea, but I'd guess that then they would show up at the surface as well.

But for some reason some archeologists stick to a "bronze swords are not weapons" theory which, I think, is absolute bollocks...
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov, 2020 1:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Hansen wrote:
Craig Johnson wrote:
Very nice bronze age sword find. Pretty incredible patina on the hilt. These swords are interesting and I am not sure I agree that a few bubbles in the casting dictate it was ceremonial.


Really nice indeed! And I fully agree with you, making a casting without bubbles is pretty hard. Here at least the surface seems smooth. How many cavities one needs to render a sword unusable, no idea, but I'd guess that then they would show up at the surface as well.

But for some reason some archeologists stick to a "bronze swords are not weapons" theory which, I think, is absolute bollocks...


I totally agree Paul, these were definitely weapons of status, but weapons.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Nov, 2020 4:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kai Lawson wrote:
While I'm not counting out the option for it to be actually medieval, if the boots are indeed leather, the sword, tall boots and rowel spurs make me thing 16th-17th century, not medieval. Still a really cool find though!


The article does say 16th century, which may be considered the late Middle Ages in that part of Lithuania.

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Iagoba Ferreira





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PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec, 2020 2:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I had not seen news about this before, and a really nice paper in Spanish has just been published today.

"IBERO-ROMAN PERIOD WEAPONS FROM LIBISOSA (LEZUZA, ALBACETE, SPAIN)"

http://gladius.revistas.csic.es/index.php/gla...ew/326/331
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec, 2020 4:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Iagoba Ferreira wrote:
I had not seen news about this before, and a really nice paper in Spanish has just been published today.

"IBERO-ROMAN PERIOD WEAPONS FROM LIBISOSA (LEZUZA, ALBACETE, SPAIN)"

http://gladius.revistas.csic.es/index.php/gla...ew/326/331


HI Iagoba
That is very cool. I had not heard of this find either. It has some interesting pieces. I will have to translate some of the descriptions or at least an app will :-) Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jan, 2021 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Very Cool Find!         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
Check out this blurb from CNN

Roman-Germannia Battelfield

Really like the nice artifacts.

Best
Craig

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Battlefield


For some reason neither of those links work for me... Sad
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Feb, 2021 1:10 pm    Post subject: Roman Dagger, Sheath, and Belt Found         Reply with quote

This one is new to me and quite spectacular. It was found in early 2019 so I did a scan back to see if it was already posted but it doesn't appear to have been. It deserves a thread of its own TBH. It took 9 months of restoration work to reveal the dagger and sheath decorated in inlaid silver, red enamel, red glass, and niello. Absolutely stunning. Here are a few links with more information and pictures:

https://www.livescience.com/roman-iron-dagger-sheath.html

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/intern-unearthed-rare-roman-dagger-germany-1792347

More recently there was a group of 5 Roman spathae found in a 1500 yo house in Turkey. Not much info was published on these. Perhaps they are in poor condition. Hopefully more will come on this find.

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-house-turkey-puppy-prints.html



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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar, 2021 6:35 am    Post subject: That time of Year!         Reply with quote

Second only to Christmas is the time of year when the Portable Antiquities Scheme's annual report comes out.

Literally a treasure trove of bits and pieces that can inspire and inform all sorts of armor and weapon projects and research. Plus its searchable :-)

Here is a cool article on a bit Knight emerging from a Snail Shell

But there are tons of things like this

Enjoy
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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2021 8:13 am    Post subject: Warriors rest         Reply with quote

Not a weapon or armor but some info on how the warriors in Uppsala are buried. Interesting and quite comfortable I imagine.

Warrior's feather bed
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