Thracian Arms



Cultic hatchet (Old Iron Age). National Archaeological Museum - Sofia 

Iron dagger, 0.42 , found in a mound burial near the village of Belogradec, Varna district (VII c. BC). National Archaeological Museum - Sofia

Gold facing of the scabbard from the village of Belogradec. National Archaeological Museum - Sofia

 



1. Bronze rapier of the "Mycenae type" from the village of Doktor Josifovo, Montana district. Late Bronze Age. National Archaeological Museum - Sofia 

2. Bronze sword from the twon of Orjahovo. Late Bronze Age. National Archaeological Museum - Sofia 

3.Bronze rapier of the "Mycenae type" from the village of Dolno Levski, Pazardzhik district. Late Bronze Age. National Archaeological Museum - Sofia 

4. Bronze sword from the village of Bajkal, Pleven district. Late Bronze Age. National Archaeological Museum - Sofia 

5. Bronze spear point from the village of Saranci, Sofia district. Late Bronze Age. National Archaeological Museum - Sofia 

6. Bronze spear point from the village of Dolno Levski, Pazardzhik district. Late Bronze Age. National Archaeological Museum - Sofia 



Thracian swords: 
1. A short sword (akinak), found near the village of Devene, Vraca district  (V c.BC). Regional Museum of History - Vraca

2. Iron sword from the town of Sevlievo (V c. BC). Town Museum of History - Sevlievo

3. Thracian "mahajra", found near the village of Sofronievo, Vraca district (VII-VI c.BC). Regional Museum of History - Vraca

4. Short sword found near the village of Galatin, Vraca district (VI-V c.BC). Regional Museum of History - Vraca 



Marble sculpture representing the preparation for gladiators' fight, performed under the accompaniment of music - a water organ served by two small figures can be seen. Represented is a gladiator moving to the right with the visar of his helmet down, armed with a long, curved in the middle, shield in the right hand, a piece of which has broken. A second gladiator is knocked down, with the weapon - a tripod, below the feet of the first gladiator. A third male, dressed in a broad mantle and holding a wooden stick in his left hand, can be seen between the two. The inscription on the monument is in Greek and reads:
 "Epiptas (the name of the armed gladiator) with the nickname of 'the Pulsator' (i.e. who strikes)".

The monument was found in the place Ajazmoto near the village of Tatarevo, Plovdiv district. III c. AD. National Archaeological Museum - Sofia



The symbols of the army units under the command of "his highness the commander of the troops" at the Imperial court. Among them is the mark of the army unit composed of Thracians (third row, second from the left). From the "List of official ranks", IV-V c. AD, manuscript - Oxford


Picture from the page about the composition of the office of the vicar of the diocese of Thracia (from the "List of official ranks", end of IV - beginning of the V c. AD). Represented are the personified depictions of the six provinces of the Thracian diocese - Europa, Thracia, Hemimontus (upper row), and Rhodopa, Lower Moesia and Scythia (lower row). Manuscript - Oxford

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