A chief of a Frankish tribe, wearing full battle armor. He stands looking to his right holding a long…
Illustration of a Roman soldier, also called a legionary, carrying a shield, short sword, and a short…
"The Parting of Achilles and Briseis. (Supposed to be from a Greek Painting.)" —D'Anvers, 1895
"The western pediment of the Temple of Aegina." —D'Anvers, 1895
"A breastplate covered with metal in the form of scales, not used to support the shield, as was done…
Bas-relief of early amusements at the amphitheatre.
A pile of armor pieces including a helm, spears, and maces.
An array of weapons used in ancient times (some of which are still used today). Among these weapons…
Assyrian soldiers with shields and weapons.
"Bronze Spear-Head, length 19 inches." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910
A decorative letter H illustrated with an angel holding a spear and shield.
"They have little farms on the foothills of northwestern Luzon, which they plow with carabaos and sometimes…
Iron spear heads from Africa used to tip throwing weapons for hunting, etc.
"The Olympic games were of greater efficacy than the Amphictyonic Council in promoting the spirit of…
Knight in the lists
An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a lance.
"A native of Luzon." —Carpenter, 1902
A heavily armored man with a sword, shield and spear.
An illustration of an adult man wearing a hat and holding a triton spear.
Roman goddess of wisdom
"Minerva." —Bulfinch, 1897
Art on a Greek vase from Mycenae in about 1200 B.C.
"Odin then regulatied the periods of day and night and the seasons by placing in the heavens the sun…
"They had some rude notions of sculpture, and made images out of clay, which they hardened in the fire.…
"The Palladium." —Bulfinch, 1897
"The barbed head of a spear or arrow, engrailed on the inner side. The point of the spear is placed…
A infantry pikeman.
A long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small…
Saxon military costume
"In the eleventh century, the Anglo-Saxons, originally the fiercest nation of the North of Europe, had…
A pair of ancient Scythian warriors.
"The early Greeks used a very short sword, as may be seen from the preceding cut. The ancient Homeric…
An ancient Greek soldier.
A Roman soldier.
A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.
A sixteenth century German boar spearhead.
"Grains with Five Prongs. GRAIN. An iron instrument with four or more barbed points, and a line attached…
"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall,…
An Anglo-Saxon spearhead, made of iron.
A Bantu spearhead.
"Japanese spearhead"—Finley, 1917
A Phillipine spearhead.
West African spearheads.
Prehistoric British spearheads.
Prehistoric Irish spearheads, made of bronze.
An Assyrian spearman with shield and spear.
The Cathedral of Spires was built between 916 and 1097. It is the largest church in Germany. Designed…
"This was a small round shield, made of the hide ofa quadruped." — Anthon, 1891
A throwing stick being used by Australian natives. Crafted during the Reindeer age.
"After the fall of Athens Sparta stood without a rival in Greece." — Smith, 1882
An assortment of lances, darts, and pikes.
A young man standing in a canoe holding a spear and a shield against a mountainous background.