Armoured cavalrymen attacking a fortress,
from Semireçye (Zhetysu) in Central Asia (SE of Lake Balkhash),
9th-10th century, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, S-46



A larger image of Armoured cavalrymen attacking a fortress. Plate from Semireçye in Central Asia, 9th-10th century. Hermitage, St. Petersburg, S-46

Title: Plate with Castle's Siege (Jericho)
Place of creation: Semirechye (Seven Rivers) (?)
Date: 9th-10th century
Material: silver, gold
Technique: chasing, gilding
Dimensions: D - 23,9 cm
Place of finding: found in 1909 in the village Anikovskoe of Cherdyn District of Perm Province
Inventory Number: S-46
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, S-46



Referenced as Plate 35, p31, "Oriental Armour of the Near and Middle East from the Eighth to the Fifteenth Centuries as Shown in Works of Art", by Michael Gorelik, in: Islamic Arms and Armour, ed. Robert Elgood, London 1979
Soghdian silver plate from the eighth to ninth centuries. (State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad)
p.31: Displayed on a silver gilt plate made in Soghd probably about the ninth century (35) are lamellar armour and small plates on fabric as well as mail, brigandine, quilted and laminated armour and coats of mail. This profusion of styles greatly influenced the western regions of the Muslim world.



Referenced on p35, Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098 by David Nicolle
An army of heavily armoured cavalrymen, one on an armoured horse, attacking a fortress on a 9th-10th century silver plate made near the islamic frontier at Semireçye in Central Asia. (Hermitage, St. Petersburg)



Referenced as figure 447 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
447. Silver dish, 9th-10th centuries AD, Transoxanian or Khurāsānī, Hermitage, Leningrad (Gor D, Knob).



See also Plates with figures from Persia and Central Asia
Maces by David Nicolle, an extract from The military technology of classical Islam
9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers



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