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Old 19th March 2020, 03:29 AM   #40
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I did not intend to offer anything new and provocative. My post was just an attempt to explain your dissatisfaction with Elgood’s hesitant attribution of Balkan weapons. You are correct: very often we wish him to be more definitive, ”this is unquestionably Albanian, “ this is a typical Sarajevo item despite lack of inscriptions” etc. I think he was just limited by the lack of localizing features. With few exceptions Balkan arms are just, well, Balkan in general. Ain’t no Mysore vs. Delhi or Mopla vs. Kathmandu:-)
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