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HungarianThe tarsoly cover plate of BesenyõtelekEnglish
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Some of the finds were lost.
The tarsoly cover plate of Besenyotele
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Provenance:
Besenyõtelek-Szõrhát, Heves county.

Discovery of the finding:
In 1960, during sand mining some graves were found. No controlled excavations took place at the site, and a part of the finds were lost.

Material:
Silver foreplate, copper backplate. The four mounts and the little strap end were cast of bronze.

Size:
Incomplete tarsoly cover plate: 97x58 mm, mounts of suspender strap: 14x11 mm, little strap end: 43x12 mm.

Preparation method:
The rivet heads are cast.

 

Detail of the tarsoly cover plate of Besenyotele
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996
   

Artwork:
The plate is quite fragmentary, only the lower third survived. The unornamented silver frontplate was riveted to the copper backplate with a line of rivets at the border. The rivets form drops rising from the middle of two dots. The mounts of the closing and the suspender straps are shield-shaped, fitting in each other at their ends, their surface decorated by a sunken four-petalled flower pattern.

Usage:

Inventory number:
Dobó István Vármúzeum, Eger - 60.144. 1, 3.

Literature:
Szabó 1969, 55.

Detail of a former map
The provenance of the tarsoly finding can be found on this map detail of Heves county from ?.
Source: Map-collection of the National Széchényi Library of Budapest

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