Late Roman/Sarmatian/Hunnic/Gothic Saddle

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Late Roman/Sarmatian/Hunnic/Gothic Saddle

Postby Ian Harbottle » Wed May 09, 2007 4:43 pm

Hi all,

I'm about to start reconstructing a Late Roman Saddle.

I've got some vague references, a couple of artists’ impressions and the usual unworkable theories :lol: but nothing concrete. I've googled, visited libraries, contacted museums and spoken to other re-enactment groups. Everyone has an idea of what these things look like but no-one can back-up their ideas with evidence or archaeological finds. :cry:

So is there anyone out there who can help??? :?

I'm looking for pictures of finds attributed to this type of saddle, references in texts or even impressions on statues, grave steles, triumphal arches etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ian.



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Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Thu May 10, 2007 9:28 pm

There was a reconstruction of a Roman saddle in the Tully House Museum in Carlisle. Mounted on a mock horse so that MOPs could sit in it and try it out. :D I only fell off a couplke of times (Lack of dignity only really hurts when combined with lack of beer)


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Postby RTB » Thu May 10, 2007 10:55 pm

Have you tried looking up the Connelly (my spelling) saddle. It's generaly accepted as 'an authentic' saddle. We made at least two ourselves (very comfy, very secure), and EH have a few.

Or am I on the wrong track?

Click dura europa for example, not very clear though.


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Postby m300572 » Fri May 11, 2007 10:19 am

I'd go for the Peter Connolly one as well - I think its generally accepted as the best British reconstruction - I think Mr Connolly is still on the go and is based in Spalding so you could possibly contact him direct. The other source to try is a German academic named Marcus Junkelman who has done a lot of experimental work on Roman cavalry.


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Postby Type16 » Fri May 11, 2007 11:14 am

I saw one in one of the the museums on Hadrian's wall a few years ago -- probably still there.

Also, try getting a contact through The Ermine Street Guard -- one of their displays at Wroxeter used cavalry with authentic saddles.


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Postby Morglay » Sat May 12, 2007 10:02 am

This Hungarian site may help {in English}:

http://felszerelesek.lovasijaszat.hu/fe ... d=9&lang=2

For more info,just type 'Lajos Kassai' into your 'advanced search'.


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Postby Ian Harbottle » Mon May 14, 2007 3:47 pm

Cheers guys,

Some of these avenues I've already looked into but some are new. If there are any more keep them coming as they can only help.

Thanks for all your help. I'll keep you all update as I progress.

Ian.




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