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by Aescwine
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Vikings @ Kelmarsh 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4278

Re: Vikings @ Kelmarsh 2011

Dammit ! I have a heap of cash burning a hole in my ISA, want shiny things from the Viking Age. By the time you have paid the entry fee (and possibly EH membership) you wont have any cash left to spend with the traders, that is if you can find the traders hidden round the back of the hill behind En...
by Aescwine
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 7174

Re: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet

hmm, just had a quick look and your right, yet another cock up from Northants Archaeology, I would ignore all the drawings in that doc you will notice that the buckles are labelled up wrong in the grave layout drawing.
by Aescwine
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 7174

Re: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet

Ian Meadows told me it is HUGE in comparison to Coppergate or Sutton Hoo. I like it too.
by Aescwine
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon axes
Replies: 14
Views: 5627

Re: saxon axes

I have to agree with WorkMonkey, there is a big difference between the English axe and the Viking axe; the English axe is a much straighter whilst the Viking axe was curved or bearded. I recommend Steven Pollington's English Warrior for details.
by Aescwine
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 7174

Re: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet

The lines may not be decoration, from the dig and conservators report: The helmet is plain with no decoration apart from groups of three shallow incised lines that are scored into the surface along each edge of the lateral bands, the nose to nape band and the upper edge of the brow band. These lines...
by Aescwine
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 7174

Re: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet

I'm from Northamptonshire and a big fan of the Wollaston burial. The helmet was accompanied by 3 iron buckles, an iron knife, 2 copper alloy clothing hooks, a copper alloy bowl, a five bar pattern welded sword, a boulder and an assortment of short iron rods and tubes; some fabric was also preserved ...

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