Finds of Small Leaden Seals of the “Drogichin Type” in Pskov (2017—2020) Cover Image

Находки пломб «дрогичинского типа» в Пскове (2017—2020 гг.)
Finds of Small Leaden Seals of the “Drogichin Type” in Pskov (2017—2020)

Author(s): Elena V. Salmina, Sergey A. Salmin
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Pskov; Small Leaden Seals; Drogichin Type; metalworking complex;

Summary/Abstract: A collection of seals of the “Drogichin type”, most of which come from a limited area, was obtained during archaeological excavations on the territory of the former Pskov thermal power plant in 2017—2020.Despite relatively small size of the series, the collection is interesting for the following reasons: the finds were obtained right in the course of the excavations; the whole bulk of them can be associated with a rather narrow chronological period (mid-12th century), but their appearance in the cultural deposits corresponds to a later period, the time when a metalworking complex was functioning on the territory under consideration. Basing on this fact, we can assume that the seals entered the territory of the Mst-III excavation site as raw material for remelting. At the same time, the simultaneity of the existence of a significant part of the artifacts suggests the presence of some storage, which contained synchronous documents sealed with leaden seals (?), which were destroyed much later.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 313-318
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Russian