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Sarmatian/Persian soft kit 1 -100 AD?
#31
I wonder if it was as big as the round fibulae we find the Romans wearing a little later. Almost any stone can be found on fibulae. The trade road brought Bactrian torquoise, Indic garnets, Takla Makan jade, also Uralic garnets; so you've got a wide choise. :dizzy:
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#33
Sarmatians hob-nobbing with the Romans. Hmmm. :whistle:

Good grief! I think they're wearing my tunic. 8)


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#34
I recently went to a belly dancing show and there were a few vendors selling decorations that looked like this. While they were usually not fibulae, I definitely think that one could affix a pin to the back and get the look of an expensive reproduction. It may be an area to look into.

Quote:Can someone tell me how big this fibula would be and what kind of stone it would hold?

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#35
Quote:I recently went to a belly dancing show and there were a few vendors selling decorations that looked like this. While they were usually not fibulae, I definitely think that one could affix a pin to the back and get the look of an expensive reproduction. It may be an area to look into.


Very interesting, I could cover it with gold leaf :whistle:
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#36
Would this model be ok for a sarmatian boot?
Don't mind the dark spot, just testing how the fat would stain the leather.

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#37
Sutorius, Ammianus notes the fact that the nomad footwear did not have a last, and this is confirmed by boots found in the frozen Scythian-style tombs in Pazyryk and by depictions of horsemen well into the Timurid (late Mongol) period. However, I believe your Sarmatian is a foot-soldier, so he probably would have had a last under his boots. And figures on foot on Bosporan grave stèles all seem to have the same low boots as the horsemen. I do not want to be a party-pooper, but they seem to be more tight-fitting than your boot, which seems a practical idea to me.
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Quote: However, I believe your Sarmatian is a foot-soldier, so he probably would have had a last under his boots. And figures on foot on Bosporan grave stèles all seem to have the same low boots as the horsemen. I do not want to be a party-pooper, but they seem to be more tight-fitting than your boot, which seems a practical idea to me.

Now problem Eduard,
it's just a model I made, so the shaft needs to have a tighter fit.
Is the hight O.K.?
By "last" you mean tread sole?
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#39
The hight seems just right.

With last I probably mean tread sole (I am no Anglo-Saxon)
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Quote:I am no Anglo-Saxon

Me neither :wink:
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#41
A last is sort of a mould around which a shoe is built.

One was found at Niya, 3rd C, but this is faaaaaaar outside the Sarmatian sphere.
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#42
Do you have a picture of that last?
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#43
Anyway, what I mean is that the Asian cavalry boots and mocassins were stitched all around the foot, with only two miniature, lozenge-shaped "soles". That is why the Romans claimed the Huns, Avars and Turks were unable to walk (and because a life spent in the saddle had bent their legs).
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#44
Are there any actual finds of Sarmatian/Persian D-rings closures for belts. I see many depictions on "Persian" statues, but I would love to see a picture of the actual thing in real...
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#45
None from Iran that I know of, unfortunately.
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