(c) 2006-present R. Macaraeg
Subject: ἱππεύς cavalry warrior
Culture: Archaic-Classical Greek
Setting: Greece/Italy 7th-5thc BC
Object: κοπίς kopis / μάχαιρα 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."