This article regards a recently found saber from the north-east Black Sea region and introduces a new uncharacteristic type of pommel ending which was previously only known from artefacts from Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. The new discovery allows to extend the area of occurence of such pommel endings and to assume their Byzantine origin.
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Author Name: G.V. Baranov
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Keywords: saber, Byzantine empire, medieval Bulgaria, Hungarian arms, medieval arms, Byzantine arms, Bulgarian archaeology, Khazar archaeology, archaeology of North Caucasus