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Subject: savar knight
Culture: Sassanid Persian
Setting: Byzantine, Arab wars, 532-651
Object: akinakes sword









* Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Sword and scabbard
Blade: iron 
Scabbard and hilt: gold over wood, set with garnets and glass paste 
Guard: gilded bronze
Northwestern Iran (?) 
Sasanian period,
7th century A.D. ...
The iron sword with a gold-covered wooden scabbard, having P-shaped attachments for suspension from a belt, is a type adopted from Central Asian peoples.  The scabbard is stamped with a pattern of overlapping feathers."

"Short sword and scabbard
Blade: iron 
Scabbard and hilt: silver
Iran 
Sasanian period,
6th-7th century A.D." .