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Show here your Germanic warrior impression
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Now, I think the time is ripe to follow our celtic brothers. Show your best impressions of any period as long as it is of ancient germanic culture.

I do my very best to start:
[Image: ChasuGhandi2.jpg]
To begin with, the shield and sword are made and owned by W. Bodensteiner . Weaponry (from Großromstedt, Thuringia, urn burial site) and belt (Putensen, Lower Saxony, urn burial site) suggest a relative rich warrior dating shortly after 0 AD.
The sword is of "Mittelgermanische Sondergruppe"- type with copper alloy sheath, 3-part bone grip (interpretation) and bar formed chape. Carrying straps use hooks and rings. Pictural evidence suggest a kind of balteus.
The shield is fully edged with iron, the body sandwiched with linen, painted with casein colours and has a rodded boss, held with 6 ball shaped rivets. The shild form is interpretaion of remains of the straight shaped iron edges.
The lance (thrusting spear) head is short and slightly rhombical in section and the throwing spear is barbed like the later ango(n), but very much shorter.
The belt is of "8" - type, having a long frame shaped in that way. The four bar shaped strap ends seem to copy roman cingulum.
Clothing follows various shapes and technique of northern german bog finds, more or less of that period.
A suebian knot is a sign of free men and recorded for this period.



cheers

Robert
Robert Brosch
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Germanic warriors of 1st ct. AD

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Show here your Germanic warrior impression - by ghandi - 08-05-2008, 03:49 PM
Baiuware Kit - by ioannes sebald - 10-14-2008, 05:41 PM

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