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Materials for Helmets in the Akkad-Period; Bronze, silver, oxhides, goathides
Topic Started: May 13 2016, 05:15 PM (217 Views)
Sean Manning
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I just found out that there are texts listing the materials for helmets a thousand years earlier than the ones from Nuzi, from the age of Sargon of Akkad and Naram-Sīn. I don't have time to copy them, but you can find a German translation in the Reallexikon der Assyriologie entry for "Helm A. Philologisch."

They are things like 1 2/3 minas of bronze and 10 shekels of silver for a bronze helmet, or 1 oxhide, 1 goathide, and 1/3 mina wool for a leather helmet.
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Todd Feinman
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Sean Manning,May 13 2016
05:15 PM
I just found out that there are texts listing the materials for helmets a thousand years earlier than the ones from Nuzi, from the age of Sargon of Akkad and Naram-Sīn. I don't have time to copy them, but you can find a German translation in the Reallexikon der Assyriologie entry for "Helm A. Philologisch."

They are things like 1 2/3 minas of bronze and 10 shekels of silver for a bronze helmet, or 1 oxhide, 1 goathide, and 1/3 mina wool for a leather helmet.

Wow! Very interesting.. I have to see more of those texts! That sounds about right for a leather helmet with a lot of wool padding.
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Sean Manning,May 13 2016
05:15 PM
I just found out that there are texts listing the materials for helmets a thousand years earlier than the ones from Nuzi, from the age of Sargon of Akkad and Naram-Sīn. I don't have time to copy them, but you can find a German translation in the Reallexikon der Assyriologie entry for "Helm A. Philologisch."

They are things like 1 2/3 minas of bronze and 10 shekels of silver for a bronze helmet, or 1 oxhide, 1 goathide, and 1/3 mina wool for a leather helmet.

Very cool.
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