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Do you have any illustrations?
Peter,
Is there any possibility of getting a better (close-up) view of those darts at the dragon's neck?
I cannot see the lead weights... :?
Many thanks in advance!

Aitor Big Grin
I can't make out any detail on them. Care to enlighten me?
Martin,
if you have somebody to assist you reading Greek I can sent you the text through e-mail else it has to wait translation.

John,
An image of a Norman serving in the "Latinikon" of the Komninoi is here:
http://dbaol.com/armies/army_133_figure_1.htm .

Most "latininkoi" are depicted by artists as wearing lamelar armor over chainmail.

Kind regards
My computer can't find the HTTP 404
John
The page seems to have problems with Firefox browser.
Please try MS explorer
The problem is likely to be the full stop at the end of the link - try stripping it out.
Nicholas is right.
http://dbaol.com/armies/army_133_figure_1.htm

Click in Kn(Norman) to see the "Latinikos"

Kind regards
Thanks for the offer Stefanos,

I'm afraid my Greek doesn't extend beyond 'o logariasmos sas parakalo.' I once shared a student house with a girl from Athens but don't have access to Greek translators at present.

Martin.
Thanks hoplite I can read it now.
I will translate it then Martin but it will be slow.
Kind regards
Aitor,
The detail image is pretty lousy but I think you are right - no lead weights. Perhaps they are arrows or cross bow bolts?
Many thanks, Peter! Big Grin
Conversely, the problem about arrows or crossbow bolts is that they would need Akritas to hold a bow or crossbow on his hands...
What is he holding on his left hand? :?

Aitor
The plate is broken but it looks like a sword.
Ah, yes, thanks, Peter! 8)

Aitor
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