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The Hasanlu gold bowl was discovered in 1958 by Robert H. Dyson, Jr. Since the bowl was discovered in a milieu without text, its origin and the ethnological context of its manufacture have been long discussed. Most of these studies are concentrated on the description of the figures and scenes...
Black and white or fleur-de-lis high comb morions are distinctive helmets of the late 16th century and early 17th century. We constructed a typology of black and white high comb morions, identifying 52 forms and seven major types. We then used cladistic analyses to explore the potential...
This article gives an insight in some new aspects of Dutch military firearms and gunmaking. This information is mostly based on archival research, with the main focus on recently discovered contracts of gunmakers in the city of Utrecht in the period 1650–1750. It deals with aspects like the...
To many with an interest in British military swords the name of Pillin will be very familiar. Yet, for a firm which traded for at least 65 years there is little information available about its activities beyond a few bare dates and addresses often quoted from the same sources. The original...
It is sometimes erroneously claimed that medieval knights, weighed down in their plate armour, could only mount horses with the aid of some mechanical device. This myth is found not only in some popular accounts of the Middle Ages but is also in the works of modern academics. It has been...
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