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ACINACES (from the Greek)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 148 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACINACES (from the Greek), an ancient Persian sword, short 148 and straight, and-worn, contrary to the Roman fashion, on the right side, or sometimes in front of the body, as shown in the bas-reliefs found at Persepolis. Among the Persian nobility it was frequently made of gold, being worn as a badge of distinction. The acinaces was an object of religious worship with the Scythians and others (Herod. iv. 62).
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