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The akinakes was made famous by the nomadic Scythians, adopted by the Persians and ultimately, the Greeks. Handwrought of iron with guard of lobate type and early ramshorn-type pommel, the straight, double blade terminating in a point. 5th-3rd century b.c.e. Excavated. Overall length 35.7cm. Alexander the Great defeated the Scythians (or Saccae) at the Battle of Jaxartes in 329 b.c.e. Condition V

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A RARE SCYTHIAN AKINAKES SWORD

Estimate $300 - $400May 19, 2018
Cheyenne, WY, USA
Auction Curated By:
Oliver S Pinchot PhD
Director and Specialist