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Posted 03/11/2018   06:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The painting by van Dyck seen above appeared on a stamp issued by Paraguay in 1971. I shall revise the 'full armor' of my earlier post since Martin is not wearing a helmet, he was traveling when he met the beggar, not fighting.
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Posted 03/12/2018   3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Klych - the turkish saber was very popular among many peoples. The artist portrayed the Georgian literary hero Tariel with the Turkish klych.



Cossacks-Zaporozhians used captured Turkish swords


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Posted 03/13/2018   12:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There was awful flooding in Belgium in the 1925-26 season. The charity stamp issued in 1926 helped finance aid to the inundated. The van Dyck (1599-1641) painting is easily recognized. I found the scan of a postcard showing what it looked like in Liege at the time.
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Posted 03/14/2018   01:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The invasion of the Isle of Man by the Vikings was featured on their stamp of 1983. The double-bladed battle ax the leader is carrying looks like an awfully effective weapon; he seems to be carrying a sword as well. By the way, only one Viking helmet has so far been found in Norway, it did not have any sings of mounted horns.

Alexey, do you know more about the kind of metal used for this kind of weapon? K.
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Posted 03/14/2018   02:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
everything about the Vikings is found just in England, Germany, France ... there is nothing left in Scandinavia ... everyone has sailed away!



Hi, Kris! Unfortunately horned helmets and double-wedge axes of scandinaviens are fantasy artists and Hollywood
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Posted 03/15/2018   03:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Evald Aav (1900-1939) was an Estonian composer. He wrote primarily vocal music to words in the Estonian language and composed the first national Estonian opera, Vikerlased (The Vikings), which premiered in 1928. The Viking depicted in the stamp is probably Ülo, the tragic hero and the two women are probably Juta and Valke. 2006

Hi Alexey, I knew about the horned helmets, but not about the axes. K
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Posted 03/15/2018   08:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are, actually, some viking swords in Scandinavia...


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Posted 03/16/2018   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This souvenir sheet featuring the Viking probe to Mars is fun although it looks very much like one of those agency productions that never even visited the country of Niger itself. Alexey, Do battle axes of this sort have any special name?
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Posted 03/16/2018   03:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
these are the horns (used for ritual purposes) from Denmark, from where the legend of the horned Viking helmets went


I'm not a expert in English terminology, all I've seen in the special literature about normann is a common for all Scandinavians name of OXA, sometimes the name of big axes was mentioned - miklaoxa

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Posted 03/17/2018   02:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Sword of Light (Claíomh Solais) plays an important role in the mythology and legends of Ireland. This design is featured in Irish definitives beginning in 1923 and lasting till the end of the 1960s. Note also the Celtic winged serpent. Happy St Patrick's Day.

(Hello Alexey, Interesting to see where the horns came from! K.)
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Posted 03/17/2018   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Battle of Clontarf (1014), was a military encounter fought near the modern Dublin suburb of Clontarf, between an Irish army led by Brian Boru and a coalition of the Irish kingdom of Leinster, the Hiberno-Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin, and Vikings from afar. The loss of life was considerable and the outcome inconclusive, but it is generally considered a victory for Brian's side. The battle was a milestone in the decline of Viking power in Ireland. Called a 'Landmark in the emergence of the Irish nation'. FDC by the Isle of Man; Photo of Dublin City Hall fresco by James Ward.

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Posted 03/18/2018   01:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The raven banner (Old Norse: hrafnsmerki; Middle English: hravenlandeye) was a flag, possibly totemic in nature, flown by various Viking chieftains and other Scandinavian rulers during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries. The flag, as depicted in Norse artwork, was roughly triangular, with a rounded outside edge on which there hung a few tassels. Detail of stamp set above on the FDC and a modern-day Viking.

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Posted 03/18/2018   01:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And some more of the Battle of Clontarf, details of the FDC above.

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Posted 03/18/2018   03:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
another Scandinavian: Varangian guest - the character of the opera "Sadko" by the composer Rimsky-Korsakov

in Russia is very popular and Celtic and Scandinavian culture. Near Moscow, I saw events that closely resemble the Battle of Clontarf

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Posted 03/19/2018   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pageants featuring the Viking era have become quite popular; a stamp illustrating a mock fight in what might be considered garb of those times and a poster for the fun of it.
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