Nartsis Torbov. Antique Weapons (11th c. BC  5th c. AD). From stone to gunpowder: Volume II. Vatevi Collection. In English


     The book represents the collection of ancient weapons from the largest private collection of Ancient and Medieval weaponry and military equipment in Bulgaria  (“Vatevi Collection“). The weapons originated mainly from the territories of the Ancient Thrace.


Table of contents

I. Double-edged iron swords with a straight blade (Early Iron Age 11th6th c. BC)

II. Iron sword, daggers and knife (akinakes) (Iron Age 11th1st c. BC)

III. Doble-edged iron swords with straight blade (Late Iron Age 5th1st c. BC)

IV. Single-edged iron swords with curved blade (machairas) (Iron Age 11th1st c. BC)

V. Single-edged iron swords (rhomphaea) (Late Iron Age 5th1st c. BC)

VI. Doble-edged iron swords (Celtic type) (Late Iron Age 5th1th c. BC)

VII. Doble-edged iron swords (Roman Empire 1st5th c. AD)

VIII. Curved iron knives with a cutting edge on the inner side of the curve (machaira) (Late Iron Age 5th1st c. BC)

IX. Iron knife (Celtic Type) (Late Iron Age 5th1st c. BC)

X. Iron knifes (Roman Empire 1st5th c. AD)

XI. Iron spearheads (Iron Age 11th1st c. BC)

XII. Iron spearheads (Roman Empire 1st5th c. AD)

XIII. Bronze arrowheads (Iron Age 11th1st c. BC)

XIV. Lead missiles for slings (Late Iron Age 5th1st c. BC)

XV. Iron flat axes (Early Iron Age 11th6th c. BC)

XVI. Iron appliqué (umbo) of shield (Late Iron Age 5th1st c. BC)

XVII. Brozne and iron appliqués (umbos) of shields (Roman Empire 1st5th c. AD)

XVIII. Brozne and iron helmets (Iron Age 11th1st c. BC)

XIX. Bronze face part of a helmet  mask and iron legionary helmets (Roman Empire 1st5th c. AD)

XX. Bronze belt buckle and elements of a leather belt (Early Iron Age 11th6th c. BC)

XXI. Bronze appliqué (Roman Empire 1st5th c. AD)

XXII. Silver Thracian hoard

Publisher TON
Language English
Pages 306
Illustrations color figures
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-619-90622-1-0
Creation date 2018
Size 21 х 29 cm

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