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11 minutes ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

background_circle_brit.png

This one is a stand-in for the Britons. Need a custom design for them, as this one was taken from Google images. @Lion.Kanzen? @wackyserious? Some kind of "Tree of Life" motif could work. Celtic mythology.

 

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This one was made from a free vector found online. If you haven't guessed, it's a Roman fasces. Could use a better motif for the Romans if possible. Trying to steer away from the "Roman Eagle" symbol, as that's a bit too stereotypical for me. There have to be other symbols we can use for the Republican Romans, and save the Eagle for a possible Imperial Roman civ. Any ideas @Lion.Kanzen?

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2 hours ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

This one is a stand-in for the Britons. Need a custom design for them, as this one was taken from Google images. @Lion.Kanzen? @wackyserious? Some kind of "Tree of Life" motif could work. Celtic mythology.

 

background_circle_rome.png

This one was made from a free vector found online. If you haven't guessed, it's a Roman fasces. Could use a better motif for the Romans if possible. Trying to steer away from the "Roman Eagle" symbol, as that's a bit too stereotypical for me. There have to be other symbols we can use for the Republican Romans, and save the Eagle for a possible Imperial Roman civ. Any ideas @Lion.Kanzen?

For Romans you can use Luperca (She Wolf or make the goddess Rome) the patron "domina" of the city.

Also the pegasus.

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19 hours ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

Some kind of "Tree of Life" motif could work. Celtic mythology.

Although the trees are important in Celtic religion, the tree of life is also a Christian symbol. There is so much modern and medieval esoterism behind it, it is difficult to know what is genuinely Celtic.

17 hours ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

I think the ones with knots seem more authentic, like the 3rd row down, 3rd from the left.

Medieval Celtic art is actually the result of Roman and Germanic influences:

https://www.archaeologs.com/w/salin-styles/en

http://thethegns.blogspot.com/2017/02/art-styles-part-2-migration-animal.html

http://thethegns.blogspot.com/2017/04/art-styles-part-3-insular-art.html

I would suggest to use native art from the pre-Roman iron age. Like the Mirror style:

https://www.pretanicworld.com/art/the-mirror-style.html

 

Celtic Ornament coloring page | Free Printable Coloring Pages

https://www.supercoloring.com/sites/default/files/styles/coloring_full/public/cif/2015/03/celtic-design-2-coloring-pages.jpg

https://www.supercoloring.com/sites/default/files/styles/coloring_medium/public/cif/2015/03/celtic-ornament-2-coloring-pages.jpg

https://www.supercoloring.com/sites/default/files/styles/coloring_full/public/cif/2015/03/celtic-design-3-coloring-pages.jpg

 

19 hours ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

 

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This one is nice for the Gauls.

 

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2 hours ago, Genava55 said:

Celtic Ornament coloring page | Free Printable Coloring Pages

I'll do something with this for the Britons! 

 

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23 hours ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

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This one is nice for the Gauls.

I'll turn that into the Gauls one! It's currently a "Scythians" one, but I'll find something more apt for the Scythians. 

 

(a question for DE, what would be good for Germans? Suebians and Goths separately)

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2 hours ago, Stan` said:

Would be nice to replace the emblem too. Those patterns look gorgeous

I'm trying to represent new patterns for each civ if I can, since each culture has a large wealth of design work, fabrics, coinage, pottery, iconography, etc. It's goood to try to represent that wealth of culture. 

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57 minutes ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

(a question for DE, what would be good for Germans? Suebians and Goths separately)

Bracteates could be useful:

Shared Divine Imagery Gold Bracteates.pdf (with pictures)

From book: The Migration Period between the Oder and the Vistula

Also Visigothic art:

https://www.worldhistory.org/Goths/

https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3137/visigothic-fibula/

http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/spainNationalMuseumVisigoth.html

Ostrogothic art:

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/keywords/ostrogothic-art/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ostrogothic_jewellery

 

For the Suebian, this is difficult, but something generic like a cauldron or a drinking horn could work:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gräberfelder_von_Putensen

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:2nd-century_jewellery_in_Germany

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:1st-century_jewellery_in_Germany

 

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