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Editors needed Helmet Database
#1
I'd be happy to start up this project (and as you can see, I've started to upload my collection), but this project would really need one or several editors. Computersavyness is nice, but hardly needed. Enthusiasm more so!
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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#2
I'll try to help if I can Jasper.

Regards,
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#3
Hi Adrian!
Thanks!
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
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#4
well ignorance probably isn't much help, either!
You can use any of the photos from that 2002 Museum
CD-ROM that I sent you, if they help.
Caius Fabius Maior
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#5
I have "Antike Helm" at my carrel in the library.

I will take photoshots of all info and as I find time, I would be happy to do some of the data-entry for the same and use it as a backbone for the data part if people will add images to it.

If the print isn't too small, we may even be able to OCR it.

Travis

Update:

Oh. My German Reading ability is good in the realm of byzantine studies, much out of my field and I find myself bogging down, so any help will be appreciated.
Theodoros of Smyrna (Byzantine name)
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Oh! and the Toledo helmet .... oh hell, forget it. :? <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" />:?
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#6
@ Caius: thanks! I was hoping so!
@Travis: Antike helme is winging its way here too, but I'd be happy to enlist you nevertheless.
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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#7
I'd be happy to pitch in this project. You may use any of my helmet shots on the legio VI Real gear page (including the fabulous Guttmann "mouse" helmet); I'll also be uploading a bunch of new helmet shots when I reconfigure Real Gear in the next few days, including a number of previously unpublished helmets from private collections and/or dealer stocks.

I also have a copy of "Antike Helm" and several other museum catalogues which show helmets. I can scan them and forward you images if you wish.
T. Flavius Crispus / David S. Michaels
Centurio Pilus Prior,
Legio VI VPF
CA, USA

"Oderint dum probent."
Tiberius
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#8
Hi Flavius!
Well, what can I say to such an offer but "Yes please!"
As for scanning from books & catalogues, I'm a little hesitant: yes, it'd be fun to have them but I prefer to err on the safe side of copyright infringement.
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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#9
Jasper, I have some pics from magazines of helmets found in the Netherlands (Vechten, Woerden) but not yet published...

And some other pics of roman helmets like those of Wijk by Duurstede .

BT The Buggenum Helmet is currently on display at Venlo...

I will look wheter I can get pics here at Maastricht of the late roman XP helmet parts in the collection of the archaeological dept. of the city.

Sebastiaan
a.k.a. Sebastiaan. "Timeo Danaos et doughnuts edentes" ;-)
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#10
Thanks Sebastiaan!
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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#11
Quote:I will look wheter I can get pics here at Maastricht of the late roman XP helmet parts in the collection of the archaeological dept. of the city.

Hi Sebastiaan,
Is that helmet still in the Bonnefanten Museum?
Could you send me any pictures too?
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#12
Dr.Mike Thomas, author of Lorica Segmentata II. A Catalogue of Finds, has volunteered to edit the helmet database! Thanks Mike!
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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#13
This is a very good idea as the old imagebase.

The problem is still the same, what about the permission to publish those pics and the copyrigths?
As example Leiden Museum has denied to roma-victrix.com the authorization to publish them on the web site. How did you succeed to have their permission for romanarmy.com?
Luca Bonacina
Provincia Cisalpina - Mediolanum
http://www.cisalpina.net
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#14
@Robert
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Is that helmet still in the Bonnefanten Museum?
As far as I know, the B.M. has closed its archaeological exhibition. Plans to open an archaeological museum were shelved by the city that publicly states that "Maastricht staat op zijn Romeinse verleden" (untranslatable marketing blah-blah-blah). I recently asked the Public Affairs Dept. of the town what would happen but of course no reply.

@Luca
Quote:what about the permission to publish those pics and the copyrights?
As example Leiden Museum has denied to roma-victrix.com the authorization to publish them on the web site. How did you succeed to have their permission for romanarmy.com?
As far as I know, Leiden allows people to take photos; I went there about three months ago, told the people that I would put photos on-line, and had no problems whatsoever.

What is a problem, though, to many museums, is that people show a lousy photo and tell its from this or that museum. This may cause potential visitors to think that the museum is lousy too. A disclaimer like the one at the foot of [url:2alfcbsv]http://www.livius.org/cg-cm/chronicles/chron00.html[/url] is often sufficient.

These are my experiences; I hope it helps.

@Luca: nice weblog!
Jona Lendering
Relevance is the enemy of history
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Quote:@Robert
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Is that helmet still in the Bonnefanten Museum?
As far as I know, the B.M. has closed its archaeological exhibition. Plans to open an archaeological museum were shelved by the city that publicly states that "Maastricht staat op zijn Romeinse verleden" (untranslatable marketing blah-blah-blah). I recently asked the Public Affairs Dept. of the town what would happen but of course no reply.

Yeah, for a citythat denies Utrecht it's Roman and eraly Medieval roots that a very bad way to 'stand for your Roman Past'... :evil:
Robert Vermaat
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THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
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