PREHISTORIC BRONZE OBJECTS IN THE COLLECTIONS 
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PIESE DE BRONZ PREISTORICE DIN COLECTIA MUZEULUI DIN ALBA IULIA
PREHISTORIC BRONZE OBJECTS IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEUM OF ALBA IULIA

Author(s): Marius Mihai Ciută, Horia Ciugudean
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia
Keywords: bronz; celt; conservare; depozit; deteriorare; gaura de înmanusare; lama; lance; ornamentica; patina

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents new bronze objects acquired lately by the museum of Alba Iulia. First, there are two bronze socketed axes from the area of Oradea, which definitely form together a smallhoard (Oradea II). They may be dated to Ha B time and present close parallels to another small hoard from north-western Romania (Dragu II). Secondly, there is a bronze spearhead found in the area of Seusa village (Alba district). Part of the wood handle has been preserved inside the socket, whic is quite unique on the Romanian territory. The spearhead belong to a common type and it could be dated in the Ha A2 – Ha B period. A special disscussion is dedicated to the intentionally deteriorated blade of the two socketed axes, a well-known and long-time disscused feature in the Late Bronze Age hoards from central and South-East Europe. The blade of one of the socketed axes from Oradea area has clear cuts with a narrow metalic blade, probably a chisel.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: Vol. 45
  • Page Range: 345-356
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian