Scythian head of a deer. 8th century BC.

Ancient Coins -  Scythian head of a deer.  8th century BC.
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 Scythian head of a deer. 8th century BC. 32mm. 
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Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by a group of Iranian people speaking Indo-Iranian languages, known as the Scythians. The location and extent of Scythia varied over time, from the Altai region where Mongolia, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan come together to the lower Danube river area and Bulgaria.

The Scythians first appear in Assyrian annals as Ishkuzai, who are reported as pouring in from the north some time around 700 BC, settling in Ascania and modern Azerbaijan as far as to the southeast of Lake Urmia. The Scythians were possibly a branch of the Gimirru mentioned in Assyrian annals at approximately the same time, (Ivančik), even though the Roman historian Herodotus describes the Kimmerioi, or Cimmerians, as a distinct tribe, the autochthonous population of the Northern Black Sea Coast, which was expelled by the Scythians (Hist. 4.11-12).

The most significant Scythian tribes mentioned in Greek sources resided in the steppe between the Dnieper and Don rivers. There are no extant texts in Scythian, but the personal names of the Greek literary and epigraphic texts suggest that the language of the Scythians and the Sarmatians (who spoke a dialect of Scythian according to Herodotus, Hist. 4.117), has strong similarities to well-attested Eastern Iranian dialects like Sogdian and Modern Ossetic. The subject peoples in the periphery steppes were also commonly referred as "Scythians", but that does not necessarily mean that they spoke Iranian languages as did the Scythians proper. Priscus, the Byzantine emissary to Attila, referred to Attila's followers repeatedly as "Scythians". Some of the Huns may have had Scythian ancestry.

Archaeological remains of the Scythians include elaborate tombs containing gold, silk, horses and human sacrifices. Mummification techniques and permafrost have aided in the relative preservation of some remains.

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