Tag Archives: 13c

Spaning belt detail

Since mine spaning belt is nearing a point of no return where the buckle must be fastened, prototyp must be selected. Looks like I will be using Code[ Manese after all, with buckle on right hip and “wrong” belt direction.

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Outremer crossbows 13th century

Despite common impression that crossbow was a crusaders weapon, it was used by both sides of conflict. Muslim technology of composite bow construction significantly improved European weapons. on this illustration from William of Tyre”Histoire de l’ Outremer” both crusaders and … Continue reading

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Crossbowmen of 13th century Apocalypse

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“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 … Continue reading

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Naval battle, 13th century

From “Ships and Shipping in medieval manuscripts”

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Crossbows and crossbowmen in 13th century pipe rolls

45 Balistarii venientium cum armis doinini Regis, xijd. In Fulcone veniente cum duobus equis domini Episcopi circa festum Sancti Lucae per ij dies, iijd 65 Idem reddit compotum de vj scutis, iij lanceis, j talevaz, xviij capellis, unde xij ferrei, … Continue reading

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Crossbowman from Trinity Apocalypse

English, c.1255-1260. Image taken from Fitzwilliam museum website. Wooden prod, and quite probably wooden trigger (compare color with stirrup and arrowhead coloring. Also of interest is full collection of medieval distant combat weapons: bow, crossbow and fletched darts.

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Early 13 century crossbow from stained glass in Goslar Market church

Image source is here. More on medieval stained glass is here (no picture of crossbowman, alas, but a lot on medieval stained glass)

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Manese

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