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The Early Iron Age Gold Treasure From Braşov
The Early Iron Age Gold Treasure From Braşov

Author(s): Alexandra Ţârlea, Cristiana Tătaru, Mihai Florea, Cătălina Maria Georgescu, Migdonia Georgescu, Zizi Baltă
Subject(s): Archaeology, Cultural history, Ancient World
Published by: Institutul de Cercetari Eco-Muzeale Tulcea - Institutul de Istorie si Arheologie
Keywords: treasure; Early Iron Age (Hallstatt B1); notched Brăduţ-type rings; characteristics; tezaur; prima epocă a fierului (Halstatt B1); verigi crestate de tip Brăduţ; caracteristici

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents a recently found gold treasure discovered near the city of Braşov, dated to Hallstatt B1 and containing 22 gold notched Brăduţ-type rings. The treasure is discussed in the context of similar finds from Transylvania, and the characteristics of the items are analysed: decoration, weight, dimensions, shape, technology, decoration techniques, metal composition. The possible functions of this type of rings are also discussed briefly.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2015
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 45-90
  • Page Count: 46
  • Language: English