(La Tène „Warrior grave“ with stamp decorated sword blade from Plešivec, Rožňava District)
Authors: Radoslav ČAMBAL – Peter C. RAMSL
Publication order reference:
Radoslav Čambal, SNM – Archeologické múzeum, Žižkova 12, P. O. BOX 13, 810 06 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Peter C. Ramsl, Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie, Universität Wien, Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1190 Wien, Austria, mail: email@example.com.
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2019, vol.: 23, number: Supplementum, pages: 359-377
Abstract: A unique find of artifacts deposited in collections of the Slovak National Museum-Archaeological Museum in Bratislava was discovered in the territory of Plešivec. The items were grave goods from a “warrior” cremation burial from the Middle La Tène period. The find of an iron sword in a tin scabbard is unique. The sword’s blade is decorated by still preserved overal stamping with circular stamps creating a design of fish scales. The collection of artifacts includes a knife, a fibula of a Middle La Tène construction, a spearhead and an iron so-called armour belt decorated with stamping and called Panzerknette. The content of the burial is dated to stage LT C1.
Keywords: SOUTH-EAST SLOVAKIA; MIDDLE LA TÈNE PERIOD; WARRIOR GRAVE; STAMP DECORATED SWORD BLADE;