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Interesting Swiss grave find; sword with organic pommel etc.
Topic Started: Apr 27 2017, 06:21 PM (145 Views)
Jeroen Zuiderwijk
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This looks interesting:
http://www.lenouvelliste.ch/articles/valai...on-bosco-665526

There's a rare sword with preserved organic pommel. But also, all those rings on his chest and discs near his head: armor? Maybe an early form of mail, but as individual rings attached to his clothing?
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Todd Feinman
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Jeroen Zuiderwijk,Apr 27 2017
06:21 PM
This looks interesting:
http://www.lenouvelliste.ch/articles/valai...on-bosco-665526

There's a rare sword with preserved organic pommel. But also, all those rings on his chest and discs near his head: armor? Maybe an early form of mail, but as individual rings attached to his clothing?

Wicked weird. Are the discs near his head?? Could they have been sewn to a leather helmet? The rings are Strange too! Sewn to a backing?? :blink:
Trip. Thanks, Jeroen!

<edit>Okay, the razor is by his chin, so the discs must be up around his head. Helmet?
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Todd Feinman
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I wonder if the rings were sewn to a leather mantle.
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Zoiks! How *wacky*!! Never seen anything like those rings. The discs remind me of disc-built helmets from Italy, but those are later, I believe. HUH!

Is that a shield at his feet, or something ceramic?

Neat find, thanks for posting it!

Matthew
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Matthew Amt,Apr 28 2017
12:29 PM
Is that a shield at his feet, or something ceramic?

I was wondering that too. No information in the article about that that I could translate. I'd guess it's ceramic though.
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