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>>585BC Greek hippeus
>>>sword
Subjectἱππεύς cavalry warrior
Culture: Archaic-Classical Greek
Setting: Greece/Italy 7th-5thc BC
Object: κοπίς kopis / machaira sword







* Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Iron machaira (sword)  Greek, 5th-4th century B.C. ...  The machaira's design enabled a warrior to deliver a sharp blow from above."
"Iron machaira (sword)  Greek, 5th-4th century B.C. ...  Also known as a kopis, the machaira was introduced into Greek weaponry in the late sixth century B.C."