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Greek kopis short sword from the time of Alexander the Great.

Greek kopis short sword from the time of Alexander the Great.

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Kopis makhaira, 5th-4th century B.C. The makhaira/ kopis was a fierce and deadly Greek weapon. Designed to deliver a crushing blow from above, it became the favored sword for cavalry operations, as described by the "Friend of Sparta", Xenophon.

Kopis makhaira, 5th-4th century B.C. The makhaira/ kopis was a fierce and deadly Greek weapon. Designed to deliver a crushing blow from above, it became the favored sword for cavalry operations, as described by the "Friend of Sparta", Xenophon.

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Greek Macedonian sarissa pike, 4th cemntury B.C. This had to be installed at the end of a typical long phalanx spear poles, much longer than the typical hoplite spears. The size and design of the general leaf blade is typical Greek of this period. Weapons still has its original mounting hole in the shaft, where it would be attached to a long wooden pole

Greek Macedonian sarissa pike, 4th cemntury B.C. This had to be installed at the end of a typical long phalanx spear poles, much longer than the typical hoplite spears. The size and design of the general leaf blade is typical Greek of this period. Weapons still has its original mounting hole in the shaft, where it would be attached to a long wooden pole

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Spear bits Inv 14821: spearpoint of Italian type, late 8th-early 7th century B.C.,  inv. 14819: spear-butt (sauroter) with an inscribed dedication to Apollo, mid 5th century  B.C., inv. 14818: spear-butt with an inscribed dedication by the people of Methana, from spoils taken from the Athenians, 500-475 B.C., inv. 14820: spear-butt, 5th century B.C. Athens National Archaeological Museum

Spear bits Inv 14821: spearpoint of Italian type, late 8th-early 7th century B.C., inv. 14819: spear-butt (sauroter) with an inscribed dedication to Apollo, mid 5th century B.C., inv. 14818: spear-butt with an inscribed dedication by the people of Methana, from spoils taken from the Athenians, 500-475 B.C., inv. 14820: spear-butt, 5th century B.C. Athens National Archaeological Museum

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Macedonian arms 1 xiphos 4th century B.C.,  2 kopis 4th century B.C. , Athen Archaeological Museum of Athens,  2a handle of kopis, 3 saurooter (sarissa buttspike), 4 sarissa tip, 5 tube that was used possibly to connect two parts of the pike together at middle, form time of of Philip II

Macedonian arms 1 xiphos 4th century B.C., 2 kopis 4th century B.C. , Athen Archaeological Museum of Athens, 2a handle of kopis, 3 saurooter (sarissa buttspike), 4 sarissa tip, 5 tube that was used possibly to connect two parts of the pike together at middle, form time of of Philip II

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Kopis

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