Several Observations on the Medieval
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Several Observations on the Medieval Battle Knives Found on the Territory of Romania (The MNIR Collection)
Several Observations on the Medieval Battle Knives Found on the Territory of Romania (The MNIR Collection)

Author(s): Silviu Oţa, Andra Samson
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Mega
Keywords: battle knives; handle; hilt; blade; fortifications; settlements; dwellings

Summary/Abstract: The present study discusses several battle knives and fragments thereof from the collections ofthe National History Museum of Romania (MNIR). The archaeological context of some of the items is known(Basarabi, Podul Dâmboviţei, Caraşova-Grad, Şibot, Cetăţeni-Poiana Târgului), while others have been donated tothe museum (Potigrafu, Fălciu, Buriaş). The items in the MNIR collections have been analyzed in correlation withother knives from the territory of Romania to which we have added a previously unpublished item discoveredbetween Arad and Zădăreni (Arad County).The article suggests identification criteria for such items and mainly analyzes the manner of production ofthe handles and the scales and their characteristics.The knives part of this collection (presented in the repertory annexed to the study) identified in archaeologicalcontexts have been dated to the 14th – 16th centuries.

  • Issue Year: 30/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 189-210
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English