Scythian Age quiver mount from the outskirts of Gyömrő (Hungary)

Title: Scythian Age quiver mount from the outskirts of Gyömrő (Hungary)

(Kovanie tulca zo skýtskeho obdobia z okolia Gyömrő (Maďarsko))

Authors: PATAY, Róbert – SCHOLTZ, Róbert G. – SCARD, Alexandra

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2017.21.S.469-480

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2017, vol. 21, Supplementum, pp. 469-480

Abstract: This paper deals with an interesting Scythian Age bronze find from Gyömrő that was donated to the Kossuth Museum, Cegléd in 2012, by a young man1. The city of Gyömrő is located in Pest County in the vicinity of Budapest, on the border of the Pesti hordalékkúpsíkság and Gödöllői-dombság. The investigated site occupied several hectares on the south-western slope of an early glacial alluvium: the so-called ‘Maglódi-hát’, a flood-free high bank of a former meander of the Halas stream. The swampy, marshy floodplain enclosed the site on the elevated river bank from three sides. On the basis of the 2nd Military Survey, the area was a waterlogged meadow and grassland, the elevation ranges between 132.5 m and 135 m above the Baltic Sea level. Due to excavations led during past decades, Gyömrő have become known in Hungarian Scythian research. Early Iron Age settlement and cemetery fragments were brought to light in the vicinity of the discussed site.

Keywords: Scythian Age, Bronze Quiver Mount, Weapons, Stray Find;

Language: ENGLISH

Publication order reference:

Róbert Patay – Ferenczy Museum Center, Alszegi út 7, 2700 Cegléd, Hungary,

Róbert G. Scholtz – Debrecen, Hungary,

Alexandra Scard – AC Archaeology Ltd., 4 Halthaies Workshops, Bradninch, Nr. Exeter, Devon, EX5 4LQ England,