Nowe odkrycia „brązów kujawskich” na Pomorzu Środkowym
New discoveries of the ‘Kuyavia bronzes’ in central Pomerania
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In autumn 2014 on the surface of a field in Miszewo near Słupsk (Fig. 1) a fragment of bronze necklace and an end of a bracelet were discovered (Fig. 2). The discovered fragment of the necklace belongs to a group of bronze bow jewellery of western type (Fig. 2 A, 3 A). The necklace decoration in the form of hatched triangles with adjoining vertices is analogous to decoration on jewellery from hoards discovered primarily in Kuyavia. The end of the bracelet belongs to spiral ornaments with slightly tapered ends (Fig. 2 B, 3 B). Bracelets decorated with groups of vertical lines separated by arches filled with diagonal lines, are known primarily from hoards in Kuyavia. Both the aforementioned spiral bracelet and the bow necklace, beside anklets and pins with two or four spiral discs are considered to be products typical of Stanomin metallurgical centre, where they were produced during the Hallstatt D period (Kostrzewski 1955, p. 206; Cofta-Broniewska 1996, pp. 55-56, 80). Hoards consisting of Stanomin products are found in Kuyavia, Mazovia, Lesser Poland, south-western Greater Poland, Western Pomerania, beyond the Elbe River in the area of Halle and Jutland (Szamałek 2009, pp. 132-133, 152, Fig. 73). Finds of ornaments of this kind in central Pomerania are rare.
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