Mikhaylova, Elena Robertovna. Two local types of early medieval ornaments, or On the value of inconspicuous finds

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For citation: Mikhaylova, Elena Robertovna. Two local types of early medieval ornaments, or On the value of inconspicuous finds, in Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana. 2019. № 2. Pp. 101-108. DOI https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu19.2019.207 

Title of the article Two local types of early medieval ornaments, or On the value of inconspicuous finds

Mikhaylova, Elena Robertovna — Ph. D. in History, Head of Laboratory of St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, OrcID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2381-5638, Scopus ID 56523061100, SPIN-code 6541-2751, AuthorID I-3548-2014, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the section Commentarii / Articles
Year 2019 Issue  2 Pages 101-108 
Type of article RAR Index UDK; BBK  UDK 904; BBK 63.4(2) Index DOI  10.21638/11701/spbu19.2019.207

The article is devoted to the informativeness of some archaeological finds, which are usually not included in typological schemes due to their external inexpressiveness. Two types of metal artifacts found in a high barrow near the village of Repyi in the Leningrad Region are analyzed – lamellar pentagonal clips and staples from a narrow plate or wire. Each type dates from the Viking Age and is associated with a specific group of antiquities, which can be localized on a geographical map. Pentagonal clips for hanging trapezoidal pendants are localized in the basin of the river Plyussa, and one more find is associated with hill fort at Izborsk. Wire “staples” are presented on the sites intent on the Baltic-Finnish world: in the stone burial site Severik, the promontory fort of Vtyrka on the Izhora plateau, the Carelian burial ground of Kylälahti Kalmistomäki. Therefore, seemingly featureless finds have significant informational potential, they allow to learn about the chronology and cultural ties of specific archaeological sites as surely as glass beads or metal buckles and bracelets. 


Pskov long barrows culture, medieval Russian culture, the Viking age, cultural ties, chronology 

Full text version of the article. Article language  Russain
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