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Sacred band of Carthage by PHOENIX8341 Sacred band of Carthage by PHOENIX8341
"No others were superior to these in birth or wealth or reputation. They were also distinguished by the splendour of their armour and the slowness and good order of their march. They were spearmen who fought in a phalanx, Greek-style. They were dressed in white, a colour the Carthaginians associated with death, and were the only military unit allowed within the walls of the city"
''...the iron breat plates and the bronze helmets with which their persons were protected..."
Plutarch

"Those who stripped the bodies (of dead cathaginians from the sacred band) made very little account of bronze and iron; so abundant was silver, so abundant gold. And among the spoils, were a thousand breast- plates of superior workmanship and beauty"
Diodorus of Sicily.

From the book 'The Immortals: History's Fighting Elites'
Nigel Cawthorne

Hoplites from the carthaginian sacred band.
Bronze/Iron armors - white shields and tuniques- Thracian helmets (crested variant)
Sculptures are from Andrea models and Pegaso models. Pics modified by me.
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NinJAZenith Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
good
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Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Great job!...is the horse emblema on the shields the carthaginian symbol?
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PHOENIX8341 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks, Yes it'is one of their symbols. Very common in greece and rome aswell, but carthaginians used it very often.
PS: the original hoplites I based my 'photosgop' on, are Italian; early roman hoplites :) but this remains historcally accurate.
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