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Cavalier Heavy Sipahi Turkish Ottoman elite

Kilij Arslan II, of the Sultanate of Rûm defeated Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos at the Battle of Myriokephalon in It was to be the final, unsuccessful effort by the Byzantines to recover the interior of Anatolia from the Seljuk Turks.

Jarid (javelin). This was a military as well as the sporting weapon and some Ottoman and Persian riders were quite adept in hitting their target from full gallop. Marsigly describes bouts at the Court of the Ottoman Sultan where the riders would square off against one another and try to score points by throwing blunt jarids with the intention of hitting the opponent in the head. Short javelins like this one were made in sets of three, and carried in a long quiver at the side of the saddle.

Sword & Jarid Javelin H Arm; Devlet-i `Aliiye `Utsmaaniiye)