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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th April 2021, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I think thats a very good question!! From most...

I think thats a very good question!!
From most of what I have understood there was a certain common parlance concerning most currencies which were prevalent, and the 'thaler' was considered viable...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2021, 02:21 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
All extremely interesting on these other elements...

All extremely interesting on these other elements of armor and the contexts surrounding the conquistadors. If I may, I wanted to return to the original topic on the morion, and its actual appearance...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th April 2021, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well noted Rick! in fact the very downfall...

Very well noted Rick! in fact the very downfall of Captain Kidd came about as a result of his transgressing against the relations between England and India by preying on the lucrative Mughal ships...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Ian, this is absolutely fascinating to have this...

Ian, this is absolutely fascinating to have this kind of first hand anthropological insight into this group of people in India! I am sure that the instance being described by Sinclair, the author of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2021, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Glad I could add to the entries with the guys...

Glad I could add to the entries with the guys here, I excerpted all the material from Sinclair which is simply a brief article in that periodical, and I had a photocopy from the British Museum from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th April 2021, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually, as you and I have often agree, there...

Actually, as you and I have often agree, there was a heck of a lot more 'brotherhood' activity than ever 'made the papers' ! :)

The fact that these unusual coins were found in various locations that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As I have zero knowledge or understanding of...

As I have zero knowledge or understanding of metallurgy, all of this is extremely enlightening. It sets me to wondering, in most of my exposures to antique firearms, it seems one of the primary...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
Great stuff guys!!! Fernando that particular art...

Great stuff guys!!!
Fernando that particular art work is probably one of the best known of the soldados. That short jacket cuera was indeed in vogue in 1803 and its use continued even after Mexico's...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Fernando! I guess that is in a sense a...

Thanks Fernando!
I guess that is in a sense a 'cuera', literally. While leather versions of armor, much evolved from brigandines clearly evolved in the America's early, even in the earliest...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
Philip, thank you so much for this information...

Philip, thank you so much for this information and photos on the brigandines and leathern armor!!!! I do recall reading of these in my quest for the elusive 'cuera' I was studying.
(yes Fernando...I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
While digressing a bit here re: mail, it is...

While digressing a bit here re: mail, it is salient to consider the durability of metal with quality, age and compromising through neglect etc.

Much of the mail made for the Khedive's troops was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautifully expressed Patrick!!! very...

Beautifully expressed Patrick!!! very professional and insights into the actual viability of actual firing of these old guns. Thank you.
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
The puzzle of the combed morion and just when it...

The puzzle of the combed morion and just when it became widely known in the New World has proven a bit of a conundrum, and while I do not want to digress too much, it does seem a salient topic as we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By Jim McDougall
I realize this is a rather 'direct' reaction,...

I realize this is a rather 'direct' reaction, more emotionally based and not necessarily properly phrased or worded, and I know that Marius' first language is not English. However I do understand the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd April 2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Ahoy Cap'n! An EXCELLENT entry, and fascinating...

Ahoy Cap'n!
An EXCELLENT entry, and fascinating discoveries of these coins, which are unique enough, and corroborated enough to present convincing evidence that they may well have been part of this...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
As always, Fernando I look forward to your well...

As always, Fernando I look forward to your well placed and referenced responses to my ramblings. The heading semantics is of course right in line here, as terms and perceptions are key in what we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Jim McDougall
Update: Sinclair article

From : "List of Weapons used in the Dakhan and Khandesh"
W.F.Sinclair, 'the Indian Antiquary', Vol. II, p.216-17, Aug.1873

"...perhaps the most popular of all native weapons is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautifully done Patrick!!!! What a perfect...

Beautifully done Patrick!!!!
What a perfect augmentation to my 'jezail' thread of 2019, "Frontier Arithmetic"! You have nicely illustrated how formidable these tribal guns really were! Thank you!!!...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is the 'romantic' historian in us!!! The arms...

It is the 'romantic' historian in us!!! The arms and armor we study are the forces that take us back into these amazing times! :) Bon voyage!!!!
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet! glad I could help. It has often been...

You bet! glad I could help.
It has often been held that the fluer de lys was a French device, however, with its religious and other connotations it has been known in numerous other contexts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Jim McDougall
While it is true that Egertons description is...

While it is true that Egertons description is notably vague, what is important is to note the regions he names as locations of collection. #8 comes from Indore (Madhya Pradesh location); while #9 is...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd April 2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
The 'conquistadors' have been a topic that have...

The 'conquistadors' have been a topic that have intrigued me forever it seems, and some of my favorite art has been with these figures in subject.

Years ago of course my impression was that ALL the...
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is indeed an often occurrence in all fields...

This is indeed an often occurrence in all fields of study as material and findings become firmly emplaced in the literature, and many do not reference the cited sources. Most serious students in...
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
As noted, these seem to be pretty much a constant...

As noted, these seem to be pretty much a constant in auctions as far as these combed morions go, and have been for some time. Often they appear as an example in discussions of the use of the fluer de...
Forum: European Armoury 31st March 2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 886
Posted By Jim McDougall
Munich town Guard c. 1600

Munich town Guard c. 1600
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