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DrSkull22 Oct 2019 11:44 a.m. PST

Do we really know what the Visigothic soldiery at the time of the Moors invasion looked like?

I haven't been able to find a good illustration.

I know that even Charles Martel's Franks from 20 years later involve a great deal of guesswork, but I'm finding nothing about Roderic's losers.

Cerdic22 Oct 2019 12:46 p.m. PST

In this period…tunic, spear, shield. A few mail coats. Job's a good'un…

Swampster23 Oct 2019 11:49 p.m. PST

There are a few possibly helpful sources here
Dating of some is a bit vague, but it looks like before and after the conquest infantry have long tunic, trousers and fairly large round shield. There are fewer pictures of cavalry.

DrSkull24 Oct 2019 9:19 a.m. PST

Thanks Swampster, that was helpful

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