The Craft of the Goldsmith in Wielbark Culture in the Light of the Finds from the Cemetery at Weklice, Elbląg Commune and Other Necropolis of Roman Period from Elbląg Heights. Technological Studies of Selected Aspects
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The paper presents selected aspects the goldsmithery of Wielbark culture in Roman period. Based on analyzes of chemical composition of fi nds from the cemetery at Weklice, site 7, Elbląg commune and fi nds from selected cemeteries of Roman period located on the Elbląg Heights, three main groups of raw materials were separated: gold, silver and copper alloys. They were also discussed selected techniques of production of jewelry and costume elements, most commonly used by Wielbark culture goldsmiths: casting, forging, filigree, granulation, gilding, soldering. Based on the collected data it was found that the Wielbark culture goldsmith workshop was one of the highest technology levels of ancient goldsmithery.
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