"They represented equality as they fought alongside their men in battlefields. In the current central Asia one could only find traces of such equality.The act of war was one in which the Scythian women are said to have participated in equally with the men. Scythian women were tattooed like their mates, and the ancient historian Diordorus commented that Scythian women ‘fight like the men and are nowise inferior to them in bravery’."

Scythians – A sub family of Aryans

Scythian, but some of the elements could work.) "Scythian women were tattooed like their mates, and the ancient historian Diordorus commented that Scythian women ‘fight like the men and are nowise inferior to them in bravery’.

Swept Hilted Rapier Maker: Louis Martine de Moreno Dated: 16th century Culture: Spanish Measurements: overall length 125 cm

Swept Hilted Rapier Maker: Louis Martine de Moreno Dated: century Culture: Spanish Measurements: overall length 125 cm

Russian warrior.  The middle of the 10th c. Chernigov. Svyatoslavs troops could be dressed like this.. He has  one of the biggest  "Carolingian type" sword (1 m 26 cm).Steppe axe.The belt, decorated with gold-plated silver plaques - Khazar-Magyar origin; sabertache, silk kaftan with scalloped gilt buckles give the Russian warrior image of eastern warrior. Reconstruction of Oleg Fedorov.

Warriors of Russia Armament - one-handed axes or spears. Defensive armor - quilted armor with sleeves (gambeson). Like the pants and tunic - maybe over hidden armor?

Ancient Helmet of Prince Yaroslav

Helmet of Prince Yaroslav Vladimir-Suzdal Rus, end of century iron and chased silver (detail)

A Fine and Rare Large Bohemian Pavise, circa 1400. Height: 85 1/2 in; Width: 30 1/2 in. Pavises are fitted at their lower ends with a pair of projecting iron spikes that could be driven into the ground so as to better resist the onslaught of the enemy. A particular tactic of the Bohemians was to form a solid wall of pavises.

Red Rampant Lion ca. Bohemian wooden Pavise over 7 ft. The pavise-bearer would crouch down in front of the archer or crossbowman that he was assigned to protect.

A French Rondel Dagger, Burgundy circa 1450 The grip twisted with silver and gilt. The rondels inscribed with ME+FIE+AN+TOI / ESPOIR+EN+DIEU ("in you I trust--in God I believe") Overall length: 49 cm (19.29"); Blade length: 33.1 cm (13") Located at Reichsstadtmuseum Rothenburg, Germany

A French Rondel Dagger, Burgundy circa 1450 The grip twisted with silver and…

Archer's Shield (Pavise), probably Bohemian (Chomutov), ca 1440 -- "This example is painted in the center with a crown surmounted by three ostrich feathers, a badge of the kings of Bohemia. Below this is the letter Y on a radiant cloud, possibly the monogram for Yhesus (Jesus). At the top is the coat of arms of the Saxon city of Zwickau (a red shield with three white swans), which was added to the shield at a later date."

Archer's Shield (Pavise), probably Bohemian (Chomutov), ca 1440 -- "This example…

Scythian battle-axe    7th century BC    Kelermesskaya burial mound 1, Near the Cossack village of Kelermesskaya, Northern Caucasus  Russia

Scythian battle-axe century BCE Kelermesskaya burial mound Near the Cossack village of Kelermesskaya, Northern Caucasus Russia

Sturmwand. Setzschild für Armbrustschützen. Mit Reichsschild und Zürcher Wappen. Um 1440 (Targe. Shield for crossbowmen. Coat of Arms of the Holy Roman Empire and the City of Zürich. Ca 1440)

Shield for crossbowmen. Coat of Arms of the Holy Roman Empire and the City of Zürich.

Indo-Persian turban helmet, late 15th century, Persian, Caucasian, or Anatolian, St Irene (Ottoman) arsenal mark, steel, silver, copper alloy, H. including mail 22 in. (55.9 cm); H. excluding mail 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); Wt. excluding mail 3 lb. 9 oz. (1616 g), Met Museum. Retains the alternating solid and round riveted mail aventail that protected the lower half of the face and neck.

Indo-Persian turban helmet, late 15th century, Persian, Caucasian, or Anatolian, St Irene (Ottoman) arsenal mark, steel, silver, copper alloy, H. including mail 22 in. (55.9 cm); H. excluding mail 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); Wt. excluding mail 3 lb. 9 oz. (1616 g), Met Museum. Retains the alternating solid and round riveted mail aventail that protected the lower half of the face and neck.

Scythian  gold sword hilt.

Scythian - Sword hilt 500 - 400 BC Chertomlyk burial mound Chertomlyk, Dnieper basin Russia (now Ukraine) Iron, gold

Shield for Archers     Vente aux encheres - « Le musée fantastique » de Karsten Klingbeil armes - Pierre Bergé & associés.   Rare pavois pour archer, portant les armes de la ville de Winterthur, Suisse vers 1450-60

Shield for Archers Vente aux encheres - « Le musée fantastique

Scythian Long Iron Dagger.      Dated: 4th-3rd century B.C.E.     Place of Origin: Black Sea region.     Medium: iron. Copyright © 2013 Royal Athena | Wikipedia

Dated: century BCE. Place of Origin: Black Sea region.

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