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"Frankish" seax scabbard NEW PHOTOS
#1
NEW PHOTOS:
New photo 1
new photo 2

And drawings of another "hobnailed" (?) seax secabbard from Strasbourg:

the other scabbard drawing 1
description (cont.)

Currently I´m writting requesting information to the museum :wink:

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Showed at Colombischlosse, the Archeology Museum of Freibirg im Breisgau, Germany.

[Image: Iagobascabbard.jpg]
Thanks, Brennius :wink:

I haven´t seen any other one decorated in this way, by round headed hobnails of silver and/or bronze (well, I haven´t seen many seax scabbards before, too :? )

Also, the way of suspending it it´s quite a puzzle for me. it has a greenish little loop near the end, but nothing more to make it clear... :?

Attention, VERY big pictures

I cannot resize them at the moment (§%$§& technical reasons :evil: ). If anyone can do, please post me the URL´s to the smaller ones, thanks :wink:

And I cannot install nothing at this moment. I´m using my office´s PC, by courtesy of my manager. I don´t want to see his patience running out :roll:

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Display´s explanation:

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An drawing:

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EDITED: BTW, Laudes to Decius and Brennius, for his help :wink:
-This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how
sheep´s bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.
[Image: escudocopia.jpg]Iagoba Ferreira Benito, member of Cohors Prima Gallica
and current Medieval Martial Arts teacher of Comilitium Sacrae Ensis, fencing club.
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#2
Smile
MARCVS DECIVS / Matthias Wagner
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#3
I think it's too big to be used in the way of the picture.

What about to wear it at your back, (en la espalda)? Probably with another ring (lost) in the mouth or near . It can explain the lower position of the ring preserved.

Very nice piece! Crono?
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#4
What is the dating on it?
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#5
Ive messed around with your pics to show scabbard of a bit more Big Grin
[Image: Iagobascabbard.jpg]
Iam thinking on suspention will get back Big Grin
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#6
Iagoba,
Can I post a couple of you pics on another web site?
I will of course give you credit.
Do they have a date on that Seax?
Jon R.
There are no real truths, just stories. (Zuni)
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#7
Middle 8th century, I think.

The four silver bands have half tear shape, so they will be seen only from one side. the "hobnails"/ Tascheles/tachuelas have the point bended inwards, as if after going through the leather/wood, they were bent to not harm the wearer of the weapon.

I will made more photos tomorrow to show this... :roll:

If anyone with more knowledge of German than me :oops: can read the last paragraph of the explanation (the pic with the drawing) will confirm this...and some more things I don´t understand :?

I know that it´s too late for being "roman" but...where I was going to ask those questions otherwise :wink:

Jonwr, of course you can. please, send me the link, so I can read their comments. Big Grin

BTW: Thaks, Brennius. You smell the steel from miles away, not? :lol:
-This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how
sheep´s bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.
[Image: escudocopia.jpg]Iagoba Ferreira Benito, member of Cohors Prima Gallica
and current Medieval Martial Arts teacher of Comilitium Sacrae Ensis, fencing club.
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#8
Yep :lol: :lol: :lol:
Regards Brennivs Big Grin lol:
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#9
Very nice scabbard.

Haven't seen such an example before.
The other ones i've seen were only fragements of leather, wood, and pieces of metal or completly gone.

How was it found in the grave of the person.
Laying at his left or his right side.
Any pictures of the scabbard in situ?
What are the dimensions of the saex?
Regards

Garrelt
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Living History Group Teuxandrii
Taberna Germanica
Numerus I Exploratores Teuxandrii (Pedites et Equites)
Ludus Gladiatorii Gunsula
Jomsborg Elag Hrafntrae
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#10
Garrelt there is I think some 5th-6th AD? examples I have Saxon, but not as ornate but follow this style I will post if I can remember which book they are in Big Grin
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#11
Tony

Do you mean Sheats and scabbards in england from 400ad-1100ad by Esther Cameron (BAR report)?
I already have that at home.
Also about 1.5mtr of bookshelf filled only with books and excavation reports about Merovingian/Frankish material.
But extra info is always welcome.
Regards

Garrelt
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Living History Group Teuxandrii
Taberna Germanica
Numerus I Exploratores Teuxandrii (Pedites et Equites)
Ludus Gladiatorii Gunsula
Jomsborg Elag Hrafntrae
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#12
I will check Big Grin
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#13
Thanx! Could be a good detail for my Vendel era warrior impression!
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#14
It's lovely!! Confusedhock: Big Grin D

Greetz,
Manuel Peters
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#15
I also want to ask for more information to the museum (and yes, the drawings of the grave, and so...)

But seems that I, as I´m not Archeology or History "student" I will find some difficulties being allowed to have that info... Sad
At least ,that was my impression yesterday, after a brief telephonic call to the director...:?


If I can write a joint-letter with the questions to the museum, with your names, and Degrees Smile D D

I will try even without your help... :?
-This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how
sheep´s bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.
[Image: escudocopia.jpg]Iagoba Ferreira Benito, member of Cohors Prima Gallica
and current Medieval Martial Arts teacher of Comilitium Sacrae Ensis, fencing club.
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