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Illustrations of Scythian, Cimmerian and Sarmatian Costume and Soldiers
from the Black Sea Region

Skythians on Greek ceramics, c.500BC
Bosporan marble slab with the images of a young man and an Amazon (?), first half of the 5th century BC, Olbia
Silver-gilt Vase with Reliefs Depicting Griffins Devouring a Stag, Birds, Palmettes and Skythians Training Horses. Chertomlykskij Kurgan, Early 4th Century BC
Maeotian Hood with Warriors, Kurdzhipsky Barrow, Maikop Region, 4th century BC
A Scythian Plaque with a hare hunt from Kul’ Oba, northern Black Sea region, first half of the 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian gold archers appliqué, Kul Oba burial, Crimea, 4th century BC
A Scythian Gilded Bowl with Lion-Hunt from the Solokha Kurhan, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian warriors on a gold cannabis pipe, Sengileevskoe, Caucasus, 4th century BC
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué, c. 4th Century BC, Bonhams
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué, Crimea, 4th Century BC, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué
Plaque with Scythian Warriors, Geremes Barrow, Zaporozhye Region, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Skythian Silver Gilt Vessel from the Gaimanova Graves, near Zaporozhe, middle 4th century BC
Gold Torc Terminating in Scythian Horsemen, Kul Oba Barrow, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian urn with warriors, Kul Oba kurhan, Crimea, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian Gold Plaque bearing a scene of Sworn Brotherhood, Kul Oba kurhan, Crimea, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian warriors on an urn, Haimanova Mohyla, Don Region, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Skythian Gold Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla Kurhan, 4th Century BC, Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, Kiev
Scythian Rhyton with a Ritual Scene, Merdzhana, Transkuban, Late 4th - early 3rd centuries BC. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2521-10
Bosporan terracotta statuettes of infantry with thureos
A Taurian? Horseman on a Limestone Sepulchral Stele, Simferopol, Crimea, 2nd Century BC
Bosporan Sarmatians in a painted tomb of the Crimean Bosporus, 2nd century BC
A Warrior on a Sarmatian Rython, Kuban, 1st century BC or later, Hermitage, St Petersburg
Funerary stela of first century AD Bosphoran, Rhodon son of Helios
Grave stele of Basilides, son of Basilides, Kerch, Bosporan, 1st-2nd Century AD
Grave stele of Staphilos, son of Glaukias, Bosporan Kingdom, 2nd Century AD.
Sarmatian Lancer in a Wall Painting, Kerch, Bosporan, 2nd Century AD
Tryphon son of Andromenes in Sarmatian cavalry armour and costume, Tanais, Don estuary, 3rd century AD


Based on the illustrations above:
104. Scythian Horse Archer in Armies and Enemies of Ancient Egypt and Assyria, 3200BC to 612BC by Alan Buttery

76. SCYTHIAN HORSE ARCHER in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
77. SCYTHIAN NOBLE in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
78 and 79. SCYTHIAN INFANTRY in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
80. MAIOTIAN INFANTRYMAN in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
81. BOSPORAN INFANTRYMAN in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
82. EARLY SARMATIAN HORSE ARCHER in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
83. RHOXOLANI CAVALRYMAN in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
84. SAKA HORSE ARCHER in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
85. EARLY SAKA ARMOURED CAVALRYMAN in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
86. LATER SAKA ARMOURED CAVALRYMAN in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath

88 & 89. SARMATIAN CAVALRY in The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome by Phil Barker & Ian Heath
90. SARMATIAN STANDARD BEARER in The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome by Phil Barker & Ian Heath
91. SARMATIAN INFANTRYMAN in The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome by Phil Barker & Ian Heath
91. SARMATIAN INFANTRYMAN in The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome by Phil Barker & Ian Heath

90. ALAN LIGHT CAVALRYMAN in Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath



See also Scythian, Saka and Sarmatian Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers (and Pazyryk Culture, Yuezhi, Parthians, White Huns, Hephthalites and Alchon Huns)
Other Ancient Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers









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