VČASNOSTREDOVEKÉ ZUBADLÁ Z BOJNEJ
Early medieval bits from Bojná
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The article deals with the bits from the early medieval period found in the cadastre of Bojná. It compares them with various exemplars found in the territory of current Slovakia. Bits were found mainly on the hillfort Valy, sporadic finds come from other two locations: II-Hradisko and III-Žihľavník. There they are represented almost all types of bits dated to the Early Middle Ages. From the typological viewpoint it is possible to divide them into three main groups, respectively to additional subgroups and variants. The exemplars were found complete, but mostly fragmentary preserved. Here the most frequent form was two-part bits with shanks, specifically variant with plastically profiled snaffle bars. We can find them also on other localities from Slovakia and Morava. They are often part of hoards. It is possible that they are domestic products, characteristic for investigated area in the 9th century. The set of bits from Bojná suggests the diversity of used types of this fundamental part of horse equipment.
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