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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Sylektis
The richest Greeks ordered to silversmiths...

The richest Greeks ordered to silversmiths "medoularia" in silver and niello-silver (savati) with various decorations, usually Athena like Greek palaskas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,275
Posted By Sylektis
Α more complete translation from a friend,...

Α more complete translation from a friend, Hussein Hamdy Mahmoud Mohamed Genedy. I prefer to post his manuscript.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,634
Posted By Sylektis
Αfter 7 years, thanks to my friend Hussein...

Αfter 7 years, thanks to my friend Hussein Hamdy Mahmoud Mohamed Genedy, I have a complete translation of the amulet. I prefer to upload his handwritten note.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,868
Posted By Sylektis
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http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21422
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By Sylektis
Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greece.

A small museum with a collection of excellent weapons, almost all from Greek workshops, dates from 1800 to 1850.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By Sylektis
Silver, wood, pearl, sapphire, diamond, enamel,...

Silver, wood, pearl, sapphire, diamond, enamel, iron, gold, garnet, surely not Greek. All these materials suggest a workshop in Istanbul-Konstantinoupoli.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,333
Posted By Sylektis
I just wonder if there is one, after so long, to...

I just wonder if there is one, after so long, to translate it.
Thank you all, anyway.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Sylektis
Wonderful pistols indeed! Two similar has...

Wonderful pistols indeed!
Two similar has Vasilatos in his book. He even attaches the upper in Albanian and the lower in Greek workshop.
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,935
Posted By Sylektis
Lion was a very old symbol of strength and...

Lion was a very old symbol of strength and gentleness for Kings and Heroes.(although they have disappeared from Greece many years ago!) The Ottomans were not using people and animals as symbols and...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,935
Posted By Sylektis
With the beginning of the Greek Revolution of...

With the beginning of the Greek Revolution of 1821, the temporary government tried to link the new country with its ancient history. So, in art, Greece has the face of Athena.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Sylektis
Probably for decorative purposes , as you see in...

Probably for decorative purposes , as you see in this example.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Sylektis
Pistols for Souliotes, made by Greek or Albanian...

Pistols for Souliotes, made by Greek or Albanian silversmiths.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Sylektis
Five more.

Five more.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th June 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,957
Posted By Sylektis
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https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2016/wagner-weapons-sold-after-ivory-elements-surrendered-to-customs/
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th May 2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,957
Posted By Sylektis
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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/06/france-destroys-illegal-ivory-poaching
"Philippe Martin the minister for ecology, durable development and energy, added that all ivory seized in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,957
Posted By Sylektis
My friend Eutyxis showed me...

My friend Eutyxis showed me this:
https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2016/uk-dealers-told-to-destroy-ivory-antiques-in-us/
:mad:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,957
Posted By Sylektis
The end.

The end.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,957
Posted By Sylektis
Some more.

Some more.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,957
Posted By Sylektis
Destroying artwork

Not only warriors of ISIS destroy artwork. U.S.A. laws (about ivory) do the same. Look in what condition Bonhams auctioned weapons aged 200 and more years, from the Richard Wagner collection.
You can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By Sylektis
Τwo more in bronze with the same design. All...

Τwo more in bronze with the same design. All of these are made from molds, so you can find many identical.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By Sylektis
It seems that their policy has changed. Also to...

It seems that their policy has changed.
Also to Ufizzi you can now take pictures. It was a pleasant surprise for me, because all the guidebooks saying otherwise. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By Sylektis
When I went, photographing permitted, without...

When I went, photographing permitted, without flash of course. (Αnd the museum staff was always with us, if you went there you can understand what I mean.)

And Mercenary, no photo, only zoom.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By Sylektis
And the last ones.

And the last ones.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By Sylektis
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By Sylektis
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