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Scythian warrior with gorytos and other equipment

A gorytos (Greek: γωρυτός, Latin: gorytus) designated in Antiquity a bow-case for a short recurve, or Scythian, bow. Usually, the gorytos would allow to store the full quiver, with bow and arrows. Many gorytos were highly decorated. Some have been found in Macedonian tombs, such as the so-called "Tomb of Philip" in Vergina of the 2nd half of the 4th century BCE. They were also used by the Persians. Indo-Greeks adopted the recurve bow and the gorytos as part of their horse-fighting equipment from around 100 BCE, as can be seen on their coins.

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