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    Gauntlet for left hand date: 1557


    Anton Peffenhauser (Probably) German, Augsburg Fingered Gauntlet for the Right Hand, c. 1520 Steel with gilding

    a Landsknecht officer (captain) infantry full armor, ca. 1560. They are described to wear a close combat katzbalger, as well as either an halberd/pike, or a two hand sword, as they were fighting on foot at the front ranks of their infantry company (fahlein), consisting of 400 landsknecht mercenaries. Only the colonel and the second in command, lieutnant colonel, were horsemen among landsknecht officers, hence the need for infantry armor.

    Artificial Hand - Retronaut Gottfried von Berlichingen (c. 1480-1562) also known as Götz of the Iron Hand, was a German Imperial Knight and mercenary.


    Tournament helmet - German

    Bear Paw Armor Cuprum Arm Guard, Indo Persian Islamic Empire Dynasty

    Battery, Baghdad, 250 BCE. The Baghdad Battery is believed to be about 2000 years old (from the Parthian period, roughly 250 BCE to CE 250). The jar was found in Khujut Rabu just outside Baghdad and is composed of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Sticking through the asphalt is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder. When filled with vinegar - or any other electrolytic solution - the jar produces about 1.1 volts.

    Close-helmet Date: ca. 1600–1620 Culture: Italian Medium: Steel, gold, copper alloy, leather

    Sisters 1900 - the seated girl is either deceased or near death with illness. The standing sister is holding her hand up, not holding hands with her.

    Gauntlet for the right hand, belonging to the armor of the Count of Niebla

    Gauntlet, Germany, c. 1535 - c. 1540

    Axe (detail) from the Tomb of Ahhotep, Thebes. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 16th Century BCE, Gold and copper with semiprecious stones 18 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in.

    armour of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland (1558 - 1605)

    Gauntlets Belonging to an Armor of Philip II of Spain Desiderius Helmschmid (German, Augsburg, 1513–1579)

    Backplate and Hoguine (Rump Defense) Kolman Helmschmid  (German, Augsburg, 1471–1532)

    Dispelling some Medieval armour myths (with cool pics) -- click for some really interesting reading!

    German Gauntlet for the right hand. c.1480. Classic form for the 15th Century, highly stylised gothic type

    Battle of the Nations Gauntlets and Armor footwear, 13-15 century