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Historical Archive: Central Asia, Scythian, Steppe, Caucasus, Black Sea, Crimea
2nd c. BCE to 14th c. CE


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bead with thunderbolt, rock crystal, Tiritaka/Charax (north Black Sea area, c.4th c. BCE-3rd c. CE), Pushkin KB33 no.546. For another view see Pushkin.
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glass kantharos with gold/carnelian/garnet, c.200-100 BCE, Severskaya, Kuban region, MSHM. For oblique view see MSHM.
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mythological phalera with Athena, c.200-100 BCE, Severskaya, Kuban region, MSHM
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glass kantharos, 2nd-1st c. BCE, Vozdvizhenskaya Kurgan, Kuban region, MSHM
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gold/garnet/crystal/glass brooch, late 2nd-early 1st c. BCE, northeastern Black Sea, with Hellenistic carnelian intaglio Athena and Nike, Morgan 2012.2:14
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disk brooch, gold and glass, 1st c. BCE/CE, eastern Black Sea, Morgan 2012.2:104
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gold and glass pendant, 1st c. BCE-2nd c. CE, eastern Black Sea, Morgan 2012.2:16
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painted sarcophagus from Crimea, late 1st/early 2nd c., Hermitage П.1899-81, which has its own page
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marble gravestone fr. Crimea Chersonesus, 2nd-3rd c. with 6th c. Greek inscription, Hermitage Х-1039. For oblique view see Hermitage.
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Headdress mount(?), gold/garnet/glass/poss. jadeite, 2nd-3rd c., eastern Black Sea, Morgan 2012.2:105
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ring, gold/garnet, 3rd c., eastern Roman (Georgia?), Morgan 2012.2:11
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tiger wall painting fr. Toprak-kala palace (Uzbekistan), 3rd-4th c., Hermitage
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bracelet, gold/garnet, 4th-8th c. steppes/south forest zone of eastern Europe, MSHM
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bracelet: profile, gold/garnet, 4th-8th c. steppes/south forest zone of eastern Europe, MSHM
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bracelet: oblique from below, gold/garnet, 4th-8th c. steppes/south forest zone of eastern Europe, MSHM
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“Scirian” arm bands from Budapest, gold and garnet, HNM
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“Scirian” arm bands from Budapest, gold and garnet, HNM
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“Scirian” necklace and earrings from Budapest, gold and garnet, HNM
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“Scirian” rings from Budapest, gold and garnet, HNM
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“Scirian” rings from Budapest, gold and garnet, HNM
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animal plaque, 4th-8th c., north Urals/Kama region, MSHM
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gold/garnet or carnelian plaque, 5th-6th c. North Caucasus, MSHM
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gold/garnet or carnelian plaques, 5th-6th c. North Caucasus, MSHM
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pendant, gold/garnet/glass, late 5th-early 6th c., Black Sea: Gothic or Byzantine, Morgan 2012.2:39
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caftan, linen/silk samit, 7th-9th c., Met 1996.78.1, prob. fr. Moshchevaya Balka, which has its own page with details
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leggings, silk with linen feet, 7th-9th c., Met 1996.78.2a, b, prob. fr. Moshchevaya Balka, which has its own page with details
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man's headdress in helmet form, 8th c. silk/linen/wood/leather, Hermitage КЗ-4576, fr. Moshchevaya Balka, which has its own page with details
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cape, 8th-9th c. silk/flax/linen, Hermitage K3-6707, fr. Moshchevaya Balka, which has its own page with details
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plaque, copper alloy and glass? 8th-9th c., fr. Moshchevaya Balka, which has its own page
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covered cup? 8th-9th c., fr. Moshchevaya Balka, which has its own page
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limestone gravestone with menorah and shofar, 8th-9th c. Taman (near Crimea), Hermitage Ѡ-1524. For oblique view see Hermitage.
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Khazar belt mount, silver/gilt, 8th-9th c., Morgan 2012.2:89
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caftan, silk/fur, 9th c., Hermitage КЗ-6584, fr. Moshchevaya Balka, which has its own page with details
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bronze ring, 9th c., Hermitage K3-7787, fr. Moshchevaya Balka, which has its own page with oblique view
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ivory chess bishop in the form of elephant and rider, Afrasiab Uzbekistan, 11th-12th c., BM 1980,0730.1. For additional views see BM.
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disk with falconer, silver/gilt, 12th-13th c. Volga Bulgar, Morgan 2012.2:92
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temple rings, silver, Russia c.1200, KremlinArch
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silver bead, Russia c.1200, KremlinArch
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silver bead, Russia c.1200, KremlinArch
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clasped arm ring, silver, gilt, niello, Russia c.1200, KremlinArch
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deer: gold belt link, Russia c.1250-1350 (Golden Horde?), MSHM. For companion belt links see MSHM.
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living cross, 13th c. limestone stele fr. Crimea Chersonesus, Hermitage Х-1057. For oblique view see Hermitage.
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ceremonial axe with elk fr. Olen'-Kolodez' mound 7, iron/silver, ulus of Jochi or Golden Horde c.1300, Hermitage GIVO-4/1996. For oblique view see Hermitage.
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Golden Horde MS, Uighur script on birch bark, 14th c., Hermitage, which has its own page with 4 panels