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The Equestrian Burial with Shield-Boss from Middle Kuban

Author(s): Natalia Ju. Limberis, Ivan I. Marchenko
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Archaeology, Ancient World
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Kuban; Meotians; Sarmatians; burial ground; chamber-catacomb rite; bits with check-pieces; sword; spearhead; shield-boss; buckles

Summary/Abstract: The article publishes materials from an extraordinary equestrian burial in chamber tomb uncovered on the burial ground of a Meotian fort Spornoe. The inhumation was accompanied by two harnessed horses and diverse inventory (weapons, buckles, ornaments, etc.), among which there was a shield-boss. According to J. Illkjaer, such shield-bosses belong to chronological group 5 and correspond to type 6ac. Their dating is mainly limited to step C1b. Horse harness (bits with wheellike cheek-pieces) finds analogies in Meotian and Sarmatian sites. Silver and bronze buckles date to the middle — second half of 3rd c. BC. The burial dates back to the mid 3rd c. BC. The long sword and anthropological data support a link existing between the chamber-catacomb rite on Meotian burial grounds and Sarmatians.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 105-115
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Russian