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Finds of Roman military equipment in Croatia 2010
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Salvete,

I just received this book from my local dealer yesterday:

Nalazi rimske vojne opreme u Hrvatskoj = Finds of the Roman military equipment in Croatia. Zagreb, 2010. ISBN 978-953-6789-51-1

It was made for the ROMEC last year in Croatia, so anybody who attended may be familiar with it. The book is a real treasure chest with a complete catalogue of military equipment finds in Croatia complete with English text.

Many of the items have long been published (in particular in Militaria Sisciensia), although some I have seen for the first time in colour photos since their original publication by Hoffiller in the 1910s.

Highlights for me include:

2 beautiful bronze Weisenau helmets from Burnum, one complete and one fragmented, plus a fitting cheek piece (These were apparently already published in 2009 in Tomislav Separovic, Nikolina Uroda - Antička zbirka Muzeja hrvatskih arheoloških spomenika (=Ancient Roman Collection of the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments ?), Katalozi i monografije, Muzej Hrvatskih Arheolozkih Spomenika No. 17, Muzej hrvatskih arheolozkih spomenika, ISBN9536803208, 9789536803200, Split 2009)

and

1 bronze Niederbieber helmet (river find).

The most spectacular item form is a whole bunch of hitherto unpublished Intercisa style helmets from Osijek.

One remarkable piece has the typical "horned" feature with facing animal heads at the terminals of the horns embossed on the top of the bowl. This specimen together with the winged victory on one of the Koblenz cheek pieces makes one think that many of these helmets may been more similar in appearance to earlier style helmets than has been believed.

There is also a treasure trove of other equipment, swords, daggers, plumbata, and tons of fittings some of which I believe have not been published before.

Although I have not yet read a single line of the text I am already very happy with this book!
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Jens Horstkotte
Munich, Germany
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#2
Jens

This sounds excellent. Where did you get it from?
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Here:

www.kubon-sagner.de
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Jens Horstkotte
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#4
Thanks for the information! Confusedmile:
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#5
Odered!

Thank you, Jens!

Greets
Andreas Gagelmann
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#6
VERY interesting!
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#7
This is great!

Is it possible just to have a peek of some of those finds in a shape of a pic Big Grin !!??
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Any feedback on the book? I already have Militaria Sisciensia- is it worth the extra?
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Quote:Any feedback on the book? I already have Militaria Sisciensia- is it worth the extra?
Definitely.

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Quote:Is it possible just to have a peek of some of those finds in a shape of a pic !!??

The book is definitely worth buying. I cannot post pics here but feel free to PM me for more information.
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Jens Horstkotte
Munich, Germany
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Jens, PM sent!
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Quick question...if I have to choose, should I buy this book or the new one on swords???
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#13
Quote:...from my local dealer...

You definitely bought the best stuff in town!

Quote:There is also a treasure trove of other equipment, swords, daggers, plumbata, and tons of fittings some of which I believe have not been published before.

I am interested in technological matters. Do they cover any remains or parts of
- cranks
- mills or watermills
- artillery equipment
- crossbows
- wheelbarrows
- stamps

?

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Stefan (Literary references to the discussed topics are always appreciated.)
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#14
Quote:Do they cover any remains or parts of
- cranks
- mills or watermills
- artillery equipment
- crossbows
- wheelbarrows
- stamps

I am not quite through the book but I have seen nothing of these in the catalogue sections.

Quote:Quick question...if I have to choose, should I buy this book or the new one on swords???


I do not have that book but what I understand is that it is exactly the opposite of this book:

Military Equipment in Croatia is mainly a - fairly expensive - catalogue of finds with short introductory chapters addressed to a professional audience. Its value lies in the photos of the finds and the details of their find context. The introductory chapters are brief and do not present any sort of general history. My approach to this sort of book is normally that I go to the local library to copy the finds of interest to me instead of buying the whole book. But in this case it was not available at the local library.

The book on swords apparently is a - rather cheap - high level summary addressed to a more general audience. It appears to be an outline of historic developments summarizing more detailed works such as Miks' book. Even if it had nothing new to present, you would not risk much in buying it given the comparatively low price.
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Jens Horstkotte
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#15
We successfully get back yesterday morning from Italy and our participation Natale di Roma 2014 . I am very pleased that I managed to visit some of the museums .For two days such as I was able to do in Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Church of San Clement,Vatican Museum .Оn the road through Croatia I managed to visit the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb from there I bought the book “FINDS OF THE ROMAN MILITARY EQUIPMENT IN CROATIA” EDITOR :Ivan Radman-Livaja .
Very useful reading for those of us who deal with this topic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BumPNU-vv3o
And during our trip from Serbia we visited the Museum in Belgrade.
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