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"Any Evidence that Macedonian Pikes were Painted?" Topic

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LeadLair7626 Feb 2016 11:23 a.m. PST

Pretty much as the title suggests. Interested in knowing if there is any evidence that Macedonians (at any time) painted their pikes?


French Wargame Holidays26 Feb 2016 1:15 p.m. PST

I think yes

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RudyNelson26 Feb 2016 1:18 p.m. PST

Since wood does not last, the best evidence may be based own painted pottery or mosaics.

piper90927 Feb 2016 12:04 a.m. PST

That link provides some excellent observations and discussion.

Swampster27 Feb 2016 3:08 a.m. PST

"I think yes

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Though that only shows evidence against and supposition for.

LeadLair7628 Feb 2016 12:09 a.m. PST

No concrete evidence though? Mosaics or anything like that?

Swampster28 Feb 2016 1:34 a.m. PST

As on the other thread, there is the Alexander mosaic (based on a earlier painting) and the murals. Both seem to show plain wood, even for the xyston in the hands of Alex.

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