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If you are blind as a bat without your eyeglasses then we will help you to get a complete medieval look! Every pair of spectacles we made is a medieval replica eyeglasses, made from laser-cut wood.  This is a replica of Eyeglass frames, circa 1400-1500 London Museum. Follow the link to view original: http://www.museumoflondonimages.com/image_details.php?image_id=685803  Materials: Ash wood, Brass rivet, Raw linseed oil finish The eyeglasses are hand sanded. Lens grooves of this frame allow…

If you are blind as a bat without your eyeglasses then we will help you to get a complete medieval look! Every pair of spectacles we made is a medieval replica eyeglasses, made from laser-cut wood. This is a replica of Eyeglass frames, circa 1400-1500 London Museum. Follow the link to view original: http://www.museumoflondonimages.com/image_details.php?image_id=685803 Materials: Ash wood, Brass rivet, Raw linseed oil finish The eyeglasses are hand sanded. Lens grooves of this frame allow…

If you are blind as a bat without your eyeglasses then we will help you to get a complete medieval look! Every pair of spectacles we made is a medieval replica eyeglasses, made from laser-cut wood.  This is replica of Eyeglass frames, circa 1400-1500 London Museum. Follow the link to view original: http://www.museumoflondonimages.com/image_details.php?image_id=685803  Materials: African Padauk wood (natural color!), Brass rivet, Raw linseed oil finish The eyeglasses are hand sanded. Lens…

If you are blind as a bat without your eyeglasses then we will help you to get a complete medieval look! Every pair of spectacles we made is a medieval replica eyeglasses, made from laser-cut wood. This is replica of Eyeglass frames, circa 1400-1500 London Museum. Follow the link to view original: http://www.museumoflondonimages.com/image_details.php?image_id=685803 Materials: African Padauk wood (natural color!), Brass rivet, Raw linseed oil finish The eyeglasses are hand sanded. Lens…

Rivet glasses and case,  popular from about 1270 through 1500-these appear to be bone or ivory

Rivet glasses and case, popular from about 1270 through 1500-these appear to be bone or ivory

Detail from PIERO DI COSIMO (artist), "The Visitation with Saint Nicholas and Saint Anthony Abbot", c. 1489/1490, in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1939.1.361 - Captured by Andrea Carloni, Rimini. Source: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.505.html

Detail from PIERO DI COSIMO (artist), "The Visitation with Saint Nicholas and Saint Anthony Abbot", c. 1489/1490, in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1939.1.361 - Captured by Andrea Carloni, Rimini. Source: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.505.html

Ballista manned by soldiers of the Ermine Street Guard

Ballista manned by soldiers of the Ermine Street Guard

The Xanten catapulta The smallest known bolt shooter in the Roman Army. Known to the unit as "Vespa" because of its sting.

The Xanten catapulta The smallest known bolt shooter in the Roman Army. Known to the unit as "Vespa" because of its sting.

Roman Ballista Reconstruction (Illustration) -- Ancient #History Encyclopedia

Roman Ballista Reconstruction (Illustration) -- Ancient #History Encyclopedia

Legion XXIV - Roman Seige Ballista Catapulta

Legion XXIV - Roman Seige Ballista Catapulta

Ballista, Roman war machine

Ballista, Roman war machine

By AD 101 the Roman army had redesigned a brilliantly engineered metal framework that increased the power and allowed an unobstructed view of the target.  A few parts from machines of this type have been found, and an illustrated text survives describing the smallest version of this new design, dubbed the Manuballista or Lesser Scorpion.

By AD 101 the Roman army had redesigned a brilliantly engineered metal framework that increased the power and allowed an unobstructed view of the target. A few parts from machines of this type have been found, and an illustrated text survives describing the smallest version of this new design, dubbed the Manuballista or Lesser Scorpion.