Sasanian Sword

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Illustration

Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 06 March 2021
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This richly decorated Sasanian sword and scabbard was produced in 7th Century CE. The Sasanians adopted this style of sword from the Huns, a nomadic people who came into conflict with the Sasanian Empire in the 5th Century CE. Iron blade, with gilded wood scabbard and hilt, inlaid with garnets and glass paste. (Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Art, M. M. o. (2021, March 06). Sasanian Sword. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13568/sasanian-sword/

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Sasanian Sword." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 06, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13568/sasanian-sword/.

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Sasanian Sword." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Mar 2021. Web. 23 Jul 2024.

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