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===[TASK]=== Current issues with Celtic units and guideline for the next


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8 hours ago, Ultimate Aurelian said:

Not really evidence but i read the Mars of Todi  was dedicated by someone with a Celtic name (Ahal Trutitis); although not sure if it's supposed to be scale (It is also interpeted as lamellar or even cloth armor)

It is lamellar and probably leather. It fits the description of the word "lorica" by Varro:

"Lorica 'corselet', because they made chest-protectors from lora 'thongs' of rawhide"

If the dedicant is possibly a Celt, it is written in Umbrian and the conception is Etruscan. Celtic individuals have married Etruscans, it is clear that Celtic people lived among Etruscans, Latins, Umbrians and Samnites during the 5th and 4th century BC.

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On 01/11/2022 at 3:44 PM, Genava55 said:





I noticed the advanced Gaul cavalry has a helmet but no chainmail.     

Maybe this could be applied to other advanced close combat units, would be a smoother transition than going from unarmored to fully armored.


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The helmets on the Carthaginian elite mercenary cavalry look too late for Punic Wars timeframe.


These helmets on the advanced mercenary swordsman might be too early (Although i am not exactly sure when Gauls started serving in Carthage), also not sure if there were iron versions.





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