“Saracen” crossbows

Mounted crossbowman from Nicolle (Sirian, second half of XIII century, British Museum 69.1-20.3)

Sergey’s last year plans for Alhambra crossbow in its present state. Prod is usually considered later replacement (see Hoffmayer). Binding is definitely not original and prod itself looks oversize and too powerful for such a slender tiller. On the other hand, prod proportions on Syrian vessel are very similar. Or prod may be older than the tiller

And some photos of prototype

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