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Thrace Linothorax
#1
I was told about a Linothorax from Thrace specifically, the arrangment of scales on the epomides. The person I discussed this with mentioned that the scales continued in the same direction found on the front.....over the shoulder and going to the back.

If this is so, would the scales not all stick up/out OR was there a method to making the scales stay flat without changing direction after the shoulder.
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#2
I can't answer that unfortunately, but if you posted this in the Greek re-enactment section you might get some more useful replies (after all - Rules and Announcements isn't the first place most people would look for a thread on the construction of a linothorax).

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#3
Perhaps the scales were laced on the top and bottom like on the Mars of Todi statue.
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#4
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rossitza/s...4769256000
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#5
Thanks, Giannis! It's amazing! Has it been published somewhere? Is there any paper about it?
Eduardo Vázquez
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#6
Fantastic Confusedmile: would also be very interested in any publication....
Ivor

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#7
Pardon my ignorance, but is that a leather spolas I see?!?
Alexander
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#8
It looks like a metal scale covered spolas to me, the organic material of which has been mineralised.... so it could be linen or leather originally.....very exiting stuff.... :-)
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#9
The gorget is remarkable.
Martin

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#10
Quote:It looks like a metal scale covered spolas to me, the organic material of which has been mineralised.... so it could be linen or leather originally.....very exiting stuff.... :-)

I love it - more fuel for the fire!! In the endless leather vs. linen debates that is. A gorgeous piece though, to be sure.
Alexander
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#11
Well I suppose in could be made from Nettle fibre or Hemp....... :grin:
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#12
Any documentation on this anyone?
Ivor

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