Art, History

The Ancient Black Sea: Greek Georgippia

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Dagger in a sheath with images of eagles tormenting hares, inlaid with turquoise and ruby garnets, and a gold plate lined handle and scabbard. II – III centuries BC from the ancient north Black Sea Greek settlement of Georgippia (modern Anapa, Russia). This dagger is a modern copy of the original, courtesy of the E.D. Felitsyna Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve.

Original caption: Кинжал в ножнах с изображениями орлов, терзающих зайцев, инкрустацией бирюзой и гранатами. Копия с кинжала с рукоятью и ножнами, обложенными золотыми пластинами. II – Середимы III в. н.э. из Горгиппии.

Origin: Gold Dagger with Eagles and Hares, Artifacts of Anapa, E.D. Felitsyna Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Krasnodar, Russia.

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