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Astounding Early Migration Period find from Gdańsk
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In 2009 during rescue excavations at the 11th–12th c. stronghold in Gdańsk (Fig. 1) a silver gilded item was found, decorated in chip-charving technique (Fig. 2). It shows similaries to the ornament represented on brooches of the Świlcza variety (Fig. 3) and belt buckles with rhombic ferrule of group after A. Rau (Fig. 4) which let us to date it to Phases D2 or D2/D3 according to J. Tejral. However it served not as a fibula or belt buckle. We propose to identify the item as a horse harness element, specifically headgear ferrule (for parallels see Figs. 5 and 6). We deal with another specimen which sheds the light on the post-Wielbark culture milieu.
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