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Hello people!

I recall seeing pictures on here, somewhere, which this armour brought to mind!

Does it remind anyone of something.....

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q315 ... ome057.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q315 ... ome056.jpg

sorry this is on it's side.

I have been meaning to do this for a while ,as it has played on my mind for a while. A good example, perhaps, of Ottoman weaponry being influenced by Byzantium, or visa-versa?
Quote:Hello people!

I recall seeing pictures on here, somewhere, which this armour brought to mind!

Does it remind anyone of something.....

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q315 ... ome057.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q315 ... ome056.jpg

sorry this is on it's side.

I have been meaning to do this for a while ,as it has played on my mind for a while. A good example, perhaps, of Ottoman weaponry being influenced by Byzantium, or visa-versa?

"Krug" style armours were also used by the Mamluks of Egypt and in Iran in the late 15th century, so I doubt there is a Roman link. AFAIK late 14th century Persian miniature paintings also show armoured warriors with large discs over their chests, so I think the origins of this type of armour probably lie further east. Smile
It was just that I recall seeing pictures of Byzantine emperors wit hsuch armour, and was facinated to see this armour which looks so similar!
You would think that the influences were widespread! Why would there be no link, as they were often in conflict with the very same people!
Quote:It was just that I recall seeing pictures of Byzantine emperors with such armour . . .

Can you remember where you saw the pics? I can't think of any examples I've ever seen.
Very nice Gioi! :lol: I thought there might be a picture in there! :?

No Steven, I recall it was being discussed, perhaps on here, as this is the only plce I know where such things are talked about....... :? ?

It was a while ago, anyway!
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Χριστούλη μου ο Ρακιτζής :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
OK Yiannis, I can only assume it was something at my expense, as i don't read Greek! :?

Sorry Gioi, i was hoping there would be a picture on your link
which reminded me of this Ottoman armour I posted! Sad
I think it is entirely possible that some Byzantine warriors may have worn "kipchaq-style" helmets of this type. After all there were many steppe nomads serving as mercenaries in Constantinople's armies and i suppose it is possible that some of them may have had helmets of this type. Furthermore Roman "cavalry sports helmets" of the 1st-3rd centuries AD had similar face masks and even had a hinge in the middle of the forehead, I suppose it is conceivable (although unlikely) that this type of helmet was revived and updated in the Byzantine period.
http://www.geocities.com/egfrothos/ThreeSaints3.html

Hello Steven, this seems to be what was in the back of my mind, although it is not quite the image I can see in my head.

It comes from a post of yours farther back!

http://img28.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc000555yx.jpg

And this comes from the very next post!
http://www.geocities.com/egfroth/Dscf0171.jpg

This is from another of your posts, although it is still not the image I was thinking about, I can see a 'trend' assuch, a similarity in design or evolution assuch! Still wish I could find the other image! :?
Quote:OK Yiannis, I can only assume it was something at my expense, as i don't read Greek! :?

Sad

no no not at all. Its just that Rakintzis (singer-composer) is one of the most laughable figures in greece :lol: :lol: :lol: i never thought that someone would be inspired by that trash video clip :lol: :lol: :lol: my god those graphics are tragic even by their time :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ooooooo! I see a dual on the field coming up!! :lol: :lol:
Syrian and Persian refugees found their way to the Byzantine army at the time so the figure is not ahistorical.
We reconstructed Varangians with "arabesque" helmet cover for service in the Eastern Border:
http://www.hellenicdefense.gr/per/is/is012.html

Kind regards
Tim Dawson points out on his Levantia site that the turban had gained popularity among Byzantine men in the eighth century and persisted for centuries. It was never quite accepted as “properly Romaioiâ€
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