the IRM will take place for the first time, a couple of "first-time-ever-presentations"
will be displayed on the IRM2011.
the IRM itself is not too big, these premieres will be ony presented separately
on this website. During the IRM2011, these pieces will be displayed at the individual
Empt (FRISIUS-F) will present his hammer-forged Roman hobnails!
one of the main problems of craftsmen working on Roman shoe reproductions can
be solved! Simon Empt kept close to the Roman originals, which is clearly visible
on his hobnails: You simply can not get closer to the originals!
are quite curious about the reactions of the several shoemakers involved in the
heavy and some colourful things:
Gruner (artaes - Bronzeobjekte) shows re-casts of Roman heavyweight money.
of a Roman republic Semis dating into 3rd century BC (half As), 51mm diameter,
after a genuine Roman heavyweight money (Aes Grave) from the Muenzkabinett der
Staatlichen Museen Berlin.
very nice local context shows the first presentation of the reproduction of an
enamelled Roman peacock fibula, dating into 2nd cantura AD, which was found during
excavations on the Roman Villa Borg site.
on the left and reproduction on the right (with friendly permission of Mrs. Dr.
the long ones:
are very curious about the reconstructions of scythian and boeotian bows by
Michael Kieweg (Eifelpfeil).
addition to his interest in modern bowmaking and reconstructing wooden longbows,
some time ago Michael Kieweg also discovered his interest in reconstructing hornbows
of pre-Christian times. They are made of a composite constisting of wood, horn
and sinew. A construction, which demands a lot from the bowmaker.
the first time ever, Michael Kieweg will present his hornbow reconstructions based
of archeological finds to the visitors of the IRM2011.
will be some fragile things:
small barrel bottle - one new item in the product range of von www.romanglassmakers.de.
in time for the IRM2011, the ROMAN GLASSMAKERS Mark Taylor & David Hill
from England have sent a big parcel to Germany including also some small Roman
barrel bottles which will be on display on the IRM.
with a special pattern caused by the spinning direction can be seen at Marled
Mader's display (Zeitenhandel / Archaeotechnik textile Flaeche).
patterns are very common during iron age and are documenty by many finds, such
as Bescheid, Bei den Huebeln, hill 6.
this pattern threads of the same material, but drilled in different directions
are used to make a pattern, which most of the times can only be noticed under
certail light conditions. This explains, why fabrics employing this pattern are
not machine made today, since the industrially made threads are only drilled in
one direction. Therefore the threads for this technique must be made by hand spinning.
but not least, we have some sharp presentations:
Roman blacksmith Martin Becker will present some knives and blades, which
have never been reproduced yet. A very decorative example of these items is this
knife after a find from Neupotz, which features brass and bronze inlays in the
to be continued ...
my be subject to change.)