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Bronze age armour

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:01 pm
by Jonathan Fletcher
Bronze age cuirass.

Hand beaten, custom tin-bronze back and breast by of Germnany.

Urnfield 'West Alpine' type.

Decoration and pin closures per the original in the Swiss National collection.


Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:04 pm
by Jonathan Fletcher
The originals from which it is copied.

Estimates vary; some say c.1200 others argue c.850 but generally a pre-classical European (i.e. 'Barbarian') bronze armour for a wealthy warrior or chieftain.


Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:05 pm
by Jonathan Fletcher