Inv. n°: MMoCA296

Scythian Greek Scale Armour

Copper plate lamellae forged in the shape of arrows overlapping each other and fastened with long circular bent bronze pins with sharp points. Remnants of leather backing on the inside are held by the same pins. There are two rows of flat, wavy, bronze scales in the lower part of the armour plate. Also, several shoulder, belt and leg fragments.

h. 30 cm x w. 47 cm and h. 30 cm x w. 41 cm

4th century BC



  • Ex German private collection
  • Hermann Historica Sale, Munich, May 4th & 5th 2007, lot 3397
  • Hermann Historica Sale, Munich, 11th April 2008, lot 22
  • Acquired at Ian T Roper, October 2008


  • Renate Rolle, Michael Muller-Wille und Kurt Schietzel in zusammenarbeit mit Petr P. Tolocko und Vjaceslav Ju. Murzin, Gold der Steppe Archaologie der Ukraine, Schleswig, 1991, p. 138, fig. 4
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 52, Munich, May 4 and 5, 2007, pp. 376 and 377, lot 3397
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 54, Munich, 11th April 2008, lot 22
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 193, fig. 29


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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