European (Bohemian, possibly Prague) ceremonial arrowheads, 1437–39, steel, copper alloy, originally mounted on wooden shafts, extremely large, probably symbols of rank or batons of command, decorated with royal Bohemian monograms "AR" for Albert, king of Bohemia and Hungary (reigned 1437–39), and badges in addition to religious invocations in medieval Czech, two (Rt and Lt) have the Ottoman St Irene arsenal mark, indicating capture by the Ottomans, Met Museum.

European (Bohemian, possibly Prague) ceremonial arrowheads, steel…

Great Moravia  or Great Moravian Empire,was the first West Slavic state which emerged from "the most powerful tribal area in Central Europe". Its core territories were located on the northern Morava River along the present-day border of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The exact date of the founding of the Moravian state is controversial, but it is supposed that the state building process was completed in the early 830s under Mojmir I (r. 820s/830s–846), who is the first known Moravian…

Great Moravia or Great Moravian Empire,was the first West Slavic state which…

Early medieval West Slavic horse sculptures, finds from Wolin, Poland (2 - bronze figure from 11th century) and Opole, Poland (3 - wooden figure from 10th century). Source: Sebastian Brather “Archäologie der westlichen Slawen”, 2008 [online read].

Early medieval West Slavic horse sculptures, finds from Wolin, Poland - bronze figure from century) and Opole, Poland - wooden figure from century).

West Slavic jewellery - Great Moravia (Czech Republic)

West Slavic jewellery - Great Moravia (Czech Republic) - They look like little mice!

Early medieval West Slavic objects with decorations of religious background:     1 - knife scabbard fitting discovered in Starigard / Oldenburg, Germany.     2 - knife scabbard fitting discovered in Brześć Kujawski, Poland.     3 - knife scabbard fitting discovered in Schwedt, Germany.     4 - spur discovered in Lutomiersk, Poland.  Source: Sebastian Brather “Archäologie der westlichen Slawen”, 2008

Early medieval West Slavic objects with decorations of religious background: 1 - knife scabbard fitting discovered in Starigard / Oldenburg, Germany. 2 - knife scabbard fitting discovered in Brześć Kujawski, Poland.

Slovanské Hradiská: Krása slovanských šperkov

Slovanské Hradiská: Krása slovanských šperkov

Czech Republic - West Slavs | Contstruction of Kaptorga - early medieval container for amulets and/or sacred herbs, worn around the neck.

Czech Republic - West Slavs | Contstruction of Kaptorga - early medieval container for amulets and/or sacred herbs, worn around the neck.

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