Ancient Sarmatian Knight large Iron Sword 3rd-1st Century B.C.
Very rare authentic ancient, 3rd - 1st century B.C. Famous Sarmatian cavalry, large iron sword. Hand forged with an integrated hilt, comprised broad, double-edged tapering flat blade with visible on the one face incised three slender fullers that run down from a rectangular panel incised on ricasso below the hilt. A well-formed flat tang surmounted by lobed antenna pommel.
CONDITION: In excavated condition, but well-preserved, in Very nice and stable condition with spots showing vigorous iron, tiny losses to edges, very stable Encrusted patina on surface, point of the blade slightly broken.
Overall length: 87.8 cm (34 9⁄16 inches)
Width of the blade at the widest point: 6.8 cm (2 .68 inches)
1. A. V. Simonenko, Sarmatian riders of north pontic region.
Item number: G205
2. А. В. Симоненко САРМАТСКИЕ ВСАДНИКИ СЕВЕРНОГО ПРИЧЕРНОМОРЬЯ (Sarmatian Riders of the Northern Black Sea Coast by AV Symonenko)