Continued from Part I

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sassanid cataphract

A superb restoration of a Sassanid  cataphract (credit: Total War: Rome II, Sega).

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By Periklis  Deligiannis

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cataphract

A Bosporan or Sarmatian-Bosporan cataphract in a relief from Tanais, near the mouth of the Don River.

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byzantine

Byzantine  Clibanophoroi cataphracts, second  half  of  the  10th  c.  AD (credit: Angus McBride, Osprey  Publishing).

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Northern Wei

Chinese terracotta figurine of a cataphract, of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386–534 AD). The cataphract may be a Turkic Toba Wei warrior.

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Golden man

The so-called “Golden Man”, a Saka prince bearing a cataphract-style parade armour from the Issyk kurgan. His parade equipment is one of the most ancient findings of a cataphract armour (Wikimedia commons).

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Türük cataphracts

Eastern Türük (Tujue, later known as Gok Turk) cataphracts in a detail from Türük petraglyphs in Mongolia.

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armenian cataphract

An Armenian cataphract in a reconstruction by Arman Avakan (credit: Arman Avakan).

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Arthurian cataphractTwo “Arthurian” Romano-Briton cataphracts (lancer on the front, and a draconarius standart-bearer), 5th-6th centuries AD.

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Korean 3 cataphractA Korean cataphract of the Three Kingdoms Period (credit: wargaming.net 2000).

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Sassanid cataphract,A Sassanid  grivpanvar  cataphract of royal nobility (below) in the Taq-e Bostan Relief at Kermanshah, Iran.

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Korean cataphract

A Chinese cataphract of the T’ang Empire on the left (in green) confronts a Korean cataphract, on the right (credit: Angus McBride, Montvert Publications).

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Periklis Deligiannis

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