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Plaque from a Bridle, Ukraine, Scythian Culture. 4th century BC, found in Dnieper Area, Nizhnie Seroghozy District, Kherson Region (former Tauride Province). Oguz Barrow

Plaque from a Bridle, Ukraine, Scythian Culture. 4th century BC, found in Dnieper Area, Nizhnie Seroghozy District, Kherson Region (former Tauride Province). Oguz Barrow

Rivets. Replica of leather chamfron, horse's headpiece with globular bronze eye-guards, from the Roman site at Newstead, late 1st century

Rivets. Replica of leather chamfron, horse's headpiece with globular bronze eye-guards, from the Roman site at Newstead, late 1st century

Золотая пластина с изображением скифского божества. Соболева Могила, Днепропетровская обл., IV в. до н. э.

Золотая пластина с изображением скифского божества. Соболева Могила, Днепропетровская обл., IV в. до н. э.

The Scythians were a nomadic tribe that dominated the steppes for nearly five hundred years. The Scythians spoke a tongue from the Northeastern Iranian language family. The Scythians were renowned for their ability to shoot their arrows with deadly accuracy from horseback. This talent astounded their neighbors, who referred to them as the “horse-bowmen.” The greatest amount of territory under Scythian influence extended west to east from Ukraine to an area of Siberia just above Mongolia.

The Scythians were a nomadic tribe that dominated the steppes for nearly five hundred years. The Scythians spoke a tongue from the Northeastern Iranian language family. The Scythians were renowned for their ability to shoot their arrows with deadly accuracy from horseback. This talent astounded their neighbors, who referred to them as the “horse-bowmen.” The greatest amount of territory under Scythian influence extended west to east from Ukraine to an area of Siberia just above Mongolia.

Scythian gold. Bowl from Gayman kurgan, Zaporojie The repeating pattern on the upper band of the bowl matches the stylized Türkic runiform character

Scythian gold. Bowl from Gayman kurgan, Zaporojie The repeating pattern on the upper band of the bowl matches the stylized Türkic runiform character

Sword Hilt Gold and iron; chased. 14.9; 5.5 cm Scythian culture.  5th century BC Chertomlyk Barrow, Dnieper Area, near Nikopol Russia (now Ukraine)… | Pinteres…

Sword Hilt Gold and iron; chased. 14.9; 5.5 cm Scythian culture. 5th century BC Chertomlyk Barrow, Dnieper Area, near Nikopol Russia (now Ukraine)… | Pinteres…

Sythian Cone with Griffins, Palmettes and Lotuses Gold, garnets and almandines; stamped, soldered, repousse, and decorated with inlay, 4th - 3rd century BCE

Sythian Cone with Griffins, Palmettes and Lotuses Gold, garnets and almandines; stamped, soldered, repousse, and decorated with inlay, 4th - 3rd century BCE

Facing for a Horse's Frontlet   Gold; stamped. H. 41.4 cm  Scythian culture.  4th century BC  Tsymbalka Barrow, Dnieper Area, Zaporozhye Region, formerly the Taurida Province  Russia (now Ukraine)  Source of Entry:  Imperial Archaeological Commission, St Petersburg. 1868   Copyright © 2004 State Hermitage Museum

Facing for a Horse's Frontlet Gold; stamped. H. 41.4 cm Scythian culture. 4th century BC Tsymbalka Barrow, Dnieper Area, Zaporozhye Region, formerly the Taurida Province Russia (now Ukraine) Source of Entry: Imperial Archaeological Commission, St Petersburg. 1868 Copyright © 2004 State Hermitage Museum

Comb with a Battle Scene, gold, Scythian, Late 5th-early 4th century BC, Solokha Barrow, Dneiper Region, Zaporozhye Region

Comb with a Battle Scene, gold, Scythian, Late 5th-early 4th century BC, Solokha Barrow, Dneiper Region, Zaporozhye Region

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