Scytale

code_Caesar_skytale.jpg

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Title

Scytale

Subject

Scytale

Description

The scytale is known as the first cryptographic device, used in 400 B.C. by the Spartans. It consisted of a baton and a papyrus strips with letters. These papyrus strips would only reveal the message sent between Spartan generals if the baton they were wrapped around had the same dimensions as the one that the message was written on.

Creator

Sparta

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scytale

Publisher

Wikipedia

Date

400 B.C.

Format

.JPEG

Language

Greek

Type

Cipher tool

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Cipher tool

Tags

Citation

Sparta, “Scytale,” Ciphers and Encryption, accessed May 15, 2021, https://crypto.omeka.net/items/show/16.