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Nicola Tal





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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: Scythian tip of a spear.         Reply with quote

What for a bronze insert?


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

From the shape, I wonder if it's an insert or something like a bronze scale that was resting against the spearhead at the site of discovery?


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Alexander Ren




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb, 2006 6:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matt G wrote:
From the shape, I wonder if it's an insert or something like a bronze scale that was resting against the spearhead at the site of discovery?


Could you clarify if you mean that someone deliberately set a scale on the spear or if a scale was haphazardly laying on the spear?

It looks to me that the shape is to symetrical with the rest of the spear to have been random.

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alex,

Yes, I do mean the possibility that the spearhead was resting against a scale; something similar to the image below.
I do see your point with regard to the symetry; the patinated area is pretty darn close to the centerline.
They have such a rich history of artistry; I'd really be interested to see an example of an inlaid Scythian spear!



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Alexander Ren




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb, 2006 8:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Got it. I thought that was what you ment but I wasn't sure. Nice diagram by the way.

I could be wrong but it does look pretty deliberate to me.

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Nicola Tal





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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb, 2006 10:55 pm    Post subject: Incrustation is executed in the form of an insert which pene         Reply with quote

Incrustation is executed in the form of an insert which penetrates an edge


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Scott Woodruff





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PostPosted: Sun 28 Jun, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: scythian axe         Reply with quote

Where were these found? I am very interested in seeing a side view of that axe, or any other scytho-sarmatian or other iron steppe axes.
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Romulus Stoica




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PostPosted: Sun 28 Jun, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello! I am lurking in this forum for more than an year now and I found here a lot of useful informations. Thank you all for this. But now let's return to the topic.
This types of spear points look very similar with items found in Romania, mostly in eastern part, namely Moldavia. Are those findings from Romania?
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