Sarmatian horsemen on a belt fitting, 4th or 3rd century BC



Bare-headed Sarmatian warriors on a belt-fitting from an unknown findsite, perhaps 4th or 3rd century BC. Both riders are spear armed, and one (right) has a gorytos combined bowcase and quiver slung from a waistbelt on his left side. Both wear quilted kaftans, the 'collars' of which appear to be torques. (Historical Museum, Moscow, after M.I. Rottovtsev, Antichnaya dekorativnaya zhivolis na yuge Rossii, St Petersburg, 1913)
Source: p12, The Sarmatians 600 BC-AD 450 by R. Brzezinski, M. Mielczarek (Authors), G. Embleton (Illustrator)



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