KING ARTHUR, ARTHURIAN LEGEND AND THE SARMATIANS – PART II

Delving into History ® _ Periklis Deligiannis

 Sarmatian sword ring pommelssssss

Left:  Sarmatian  sword  with  the  distinctive  ring-type  handle  ending. A  leatherstrap  was  probably  tied  in  the  ring  and  in  the  hand  of  the  warrior  as  well,  in  order  to  prevent  the  loss  of  the  sword  during  combat.

Right:aspangenhelm, popular to  the  Sarmatians (many  researchers consider  it to be of  Sarmatian  origin),the LaterRomans, the Romano-Britons  and  many  barbarian   peoples (Goths, Huns, Saxons  etc.)

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By  Periklis  Deligiannis

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Continued  from  PART  I

According  to  some  modern  scholars,  the  history  of  these  Sarmatian  mercenaries  is  the  background  of  the  Arthurian  legend.  Arthur’s  warriors  are  described  as  knightsSome  scholars  believe  that  this  description  is  due  only  to  the  fact  that  in  the  time  of  Geoffrey of  Monmouth,  every  hero  had …

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