KING ARTHUR, ARTHURIAN LEGEND AND THE SARMATIANS – PART II
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.
By Periklis Deligiannis
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 knights. Some 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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