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Volleys of Francesca Axes usually opened up a battle, after the initial name calling, and insulting, had provoked rage and anger. Though associated with the franks, after which they were named, they were used by anglo-saxons, and northmen, as well. They were absolutely lethal, and could split a man's head open, thrown from 50 yards away! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisca

Volleys of Francesca Axes usually opened up a battle, after the initial name calling, and insulting, had provoked rage and anger. Though associated with the franks, after which they were named, they were used by anglo-saxons, and northmen, as well. They were absolutely lethal, and could split a man's head open, thrown from 50 yards away! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisca

A beautiful 3rd century cavalry helmet was found at Heddernheim in Germany. The helmet is of iron, with beautifully embossed and engraved bronze skinning. The peak on the original was lost.

A beautiful century cavalry helmet was found at Heddernheim in Germany. The helmet is of iron, with beautifully embossed and engraved bronzeskinning. The peak on the original was lost Roman

Some Facts About the Middle Ages Most People Don't Know Part 2

Some Facts About the Middle Ages Most People Don't Know Part 2

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This type directly influenced the later Frankish, Germanic, and Norse helms.

Galloway Viking hoard

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David Mitchell - The Anglo-Saxon Coppergate Helmet

David Mitchell - The Anglo-Saxon Coppergate Helmet

La Tene warrior's helmet

La Tene warrior's helmet

Carro de batalla

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Like the Romans, and most ancient warriors, the Celts used shields in battle. These were usually oval, as the photo on the right shows (this is the back of a shield), but they could be rectangular, circular, or hexagonal.

Back of the Chertsey shield shows the horizontal grip which was typical to all Celtic shields, as well as Roman shields.

Roman Weisenau-Guttmann type helmet, highly tinned brass with decorated cheek pieces, formerly in the Axel Guttmann Collection, now in the Madrid Archeological National Museum.

Roman Weisenau-Guttmann type helmet, highly tinned brass with decorated cheek pieces, formerly in the Axel Guttmann Collection, now in the Madrid Archeological National Museum.

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