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«Марфовский клад» 1925 г. (публикация архивных материалов)
The Marfovka Hoard of 1925 (publication of archival materials)

Author(s): Evgenia G. Zastrozhnova, Oleg V. Sharov
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Ancient World
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Kerch; Crimea; Marfovka; treasure hoard; polychrome; diadem; pendants; earrings; Hunnic time

Summary/Abstract: The burial near the village of Marfovka in the Eastern Crimea, discovered in December 1925, is widely known in the national science as the famous “Marfovka hoarde”. Information about this discovery can be found in a review study by Yu. Yu. Marti, prepared for the centenary of the Kerch Archaeological Museum. Some gold items from this burial were also published. The gold diadem, pendants and earrings from the Marfovka burial were studied and included in the periodization of the polychrome decorations of the Hunnic time by I. P. Zasetskaya in her articles. Some grave goods from the Marfovka burial were analysed in several articles by A. K. Ambrose. However, despite the relative degree of knowledge of this burial offered by I. P. Zasetskaya, the whole complex of archival materials has not been fully published. In the archives, referenced by almost all researchers, together with a detailed report on the excavations by Yu. Yu. Marti there are also pictures and plans that have never been published before. In the archives of photo documents of the Institute for the History of Material Culture there are photos of the gold objects only a few of which are found in the research literature that is dedicated to Marfovka hoard. Publication of these documents together with the analysis of archaeological materials from the burials will allow us to reinterpret this burial complex.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 395-410
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Russian