Victory, or more properly Victoria, was a Roman goddess personifying victory, including victory after war. Depictions (in painting, sculpture, coins, and elswhere) of Victoria with wings, such as this one, were called vicories, and, representing the idea or spirpit of victory, may have given rise to, or more [...] [more...] [$]
In the 18th and 19th centuries there was a lot of speculation about Hadrian’s Wall, and people thought parts of it must have been the remains of some large city; you can see some of that confusion in the following text, I think. Fig. 136 is an engraving of a statue of a [...] [more...] [$]
The man in the figure is a Saxon soldier. In one hand he holds up a bowl. In the other he holds his spear and shield. He wears a billowing cloak and either boots or shoes with leggings that leave his knees exposed. He has a helmet with a crest.. In the background is a sailing [...] [more...] [$]
A King brandishes a sword; he holds a large shield. At his side and slightly behind him, a boy or young man has a smaller shield. [$]
Two young men are dressed as soldiers, with metal plate armour (or possibly leather armour). One has a spear or javelin, and the other a sword; both have shields and helmets. In the foreground a curved sword and an axe; in the background [...] [more...] [$]
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