[research] iberians

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Just a minor warning, this link
No longer here  :fruity:
that was in the OP under toy arts redirects you to some strange (Russian?) partially pornographic website, I have no idea as to why (and I'm not sure if it has to do with my computer having poor antivirus).

Yeah it doesn't seem to be the right kind of toys, not the ones you'd let around kids. Maybe some Russian image hosting site decided to host other things.
Those aren't the images I plan to show other people if they ask me what an Iberian warrior from the Punic wars looked like.
I'd guess that what happened is the original site closed down, which would explain why the images that are meant to be shown above the link in the OP appear broken.
artwork by Graham Sumner  :arrow: http://gsillustrator.co.uk/work.php?type=1

Iberian Mercenary 2nd Punic War
from the book: "Roman Conquests - North Africa"

In this reconstruction we show a fully equiepped caetratus (pl. caetrati), so named by our Graeco-
Roman sources for the small round buckler, the caetra, he bears. Our warrior is wearing a short
woolen tunic, white (sun bleached?) with crimson (mixture of indigo and madder) borders, and
wielding a short, but deadly sword, the falcata, a curved single -bladed weapon derived from the
Greek kopis. The caetra was made of wood, anything from 30-60cm in diameter, with metal fittings
and ornaments on the face, and a large metal boss protecting a stout metal hand-grip on the inside.
Slung on a long carrying strap when not use, while in battle its lightness allowed the warrior not only
to parry enemy blows, but to punch with the boss or chop with the rim of the caetra too.


blades and bucklers




Pre-Iberian Hallstatt type bronze breastplate from
Les Ferreres,Calaceite,Teruel,Aragón,Spain,6th century BC

Is it not? Strange. It looks like one to me, and it would make sense for them stumble upon it due to the proximity of nearby Greek colonies (such as Emporion). It even looks remarkably similar to the Corinthian helmet in-game.

Though, could you perhaps enlighten me on what helmet it is rather than just stating it isn't the Corinthian helmet? I'm curious now. :razz:
It's not even being picky, it's being correct.

The Apulo corinthian helmet is an evolution of the corinthian helmet and you would EVEN say, hey! an evolution is not that far one from each other. Well, how a big difference do you consider the fact that the corinthian helmet covers you the whole head (face included) and the apulo no?

Read about the apulo one :wink:

tenerife_boy said:
Well, how a big difference do you consider the fact that the corinthian helmet covers you the whole head (face included) and the apulo no?

Judging from this sentence you believe the Corinthian helmet was worn only on your face, and it explains your previous post. From what I've seen the Apulo-Corinthian helmet wasn't the only one worn in that position.

"Out of combat, a Greek hoplite would wear the [Corinthian] helmet tipped upward for comfort. This practice gave rise to a series of variant forms in Italy, where the slits were almost closed, since the helmet was no longer pulled over the face but worn cap-like."

Leúkippos, 5th Century BC

Perikles, 4th Century BC

Spartan Hoplite, 4th Century BC

Also, the chocolate comment wasn't a serious response, if you couldn't tell from the emoji at the end. There's no need to get so offended and write such a vehement response.
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