Title: Skythische Spiralringe oder Piercings aus West-Transdanubien und ihre Symbolik
(Scythian spiral jewellery or piercings from West-Transdanubia and their symbolic meaning)
Author: ILON, Gábor
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2017, vol. 21, Supplementum, pp. 97-116
Abstract: From the beginning of the 20th century, the spiral rings discussed in this study have been called by different names, e.g. lock rings, hair-rings, spiral hair-rings, hair-rings with nail ending, snake-shaped ring, spiral pendant, snake-shaped pendant, earrings, and ear- and nose rings. Examples of this jewellery group have a diameter of less than 30 mm. In the first part of the study, all of the spiral rings of two Transdanubian counties are discussed. Finds are known from Bucsu, Sé and St. Vitus by Velem in Vas county, and from Sopron- Krautacker and Ménfőcsanak in Győr-Moson-Sopron county. All finds come from settlements except the finds from Sopron, which occur in both settlements and cemeteries. The second part of the study analyses types, use and function of the jewellery and their presumed meaning.
Keywords: Spiral ornaments, Piercing, Scythians, Symbolism, Western Transdanubia;
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