Late Bronze Age Hoard Majdan/Ridžali Cover Image

Kasnobrončanodobna ostava Majdan/Ridžali
Late Bronze Age Hoard Majdan/Ridžali

Author(s): Martina Blečić, Aleksandar Jašarević
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine

Summary/Abstract: A late Bronze Age hoard from Majdan/Ridžali, the closest surroundings of Zavidovići to the north, is an accidental archaeological discovery dating back to 1979. According to the site where it was uncovered, i.e. its microlocation, it was placed by a significant pass on the main route of one of the most important rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina - the Bosna River. Of its precisely defined inventory we came to see some traditional weapons, warrior equipment and/or tools, the parts of them only, which define the hoard to be of average quantity and mixed composition, with different items preserved to a different extent. It consists of 7 preserved items that, judging by the importance of their properties, can be divided in 2 categories and 4 typological groups; a sword with its tongue-shaped handle of Reutlingen type, a Staro Topolje variant, the tips of spear in a form of flame-shaped leaf, an axe with the central sideburns in the upright position, cylindrical socketed-axe with a blunt end and a sickle with tongue-shaped handle and distinctive “Y” ornament of “a” or Uioara 2 type.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 43
  • Page Range: 35-49
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Croatian