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A very fine, well-designed high-quality silver belt buckle, displaying a large carnelian in the centre, and decorative niello patterns. Caucasus, 19th/20th

A very fine, well-designed high-quality silver belt buckle, displaying a large carnelian in the centre, and decorative niello patterns. Caucasus, c.

Flag of Shapsugs peoples

Circassia/Flag of Shapsugs peoples

Sarmatian tamga ~The tamga was normally the emblem, or runic - like symbol of a particular tribe, clan or family; such as the the Sarmatians, Scythians and others.[en.wikipedia.org]

Turkic Sarmatian tamga ~The tamga was normally the emblem, or runic - like symbol of a particular tribe, clan or family; such as the the Sarmatians, Scythians and others.

Russian misiurka, 1830s, Nicholas I era parade helmet, from the Caucasian mountains life guards half squadron convoy escort, traditional Circassian form, with metal skull surmounted by small gilt silver finial and mounted with parcel gilt silver panels profusely chased and nielloed, with inscription in Arabic "Allah Akbar" in frontal cartouche. 84 zolotniks hallmarks on silver panels, maker's initials and Tula town marks on edge of lower band. Riveted mail camail.

Russian misiurka, 1830s, Nicholas I era parade helmet, from the Caucasian mountains life guards half squadron convoy escort, traditional Circassian form, with metal skull surmounted by small gilt silver finial and mounted with parcel gilt silver panels profusely chased and nielloed, with inscription in Arabic "Allah Akbar" in frontal cartouche. 84 zolotniks hallmarks on silver panels, maker's initials and Tula town marks on edge of lower band. Riveted mail camail.

Indian (Mughal) gilt and painted kaman (bow) with arrows.

Indian (Mughal) gilt and painted (bow) with arrows. It is amazing how often museums display bows with the string mounted incorrectly.

Yushman (Russia/Poland), detail view,17th c, horizontal flat plates connected by large riveted and solid iron links. The links are thicker in the collar area, the sleeves extend halfway down the arm. Below the bottom plates, 12 rows of links form the skirt, similar to the Medieval European brigandine were the plates were riveted to cloth or leather. Derived from Persian armors from the 15th century.

Yushman (Russia/Poland), detail view,17th c, horizontal flat plates connected by large riveted and solid iron links. The links are thicker in the collar area, the sleeves extend halfway down the arm. Below the bottom plates, 12 rows of links form the skirt, similar to the Medieval European brigandine were the plates were riveted to cloth or leather. Derived from Persian armors from the 15th century.

Circassian antiguarian snowboard

Circassian antiguarian snowboard