The cast bronze, diamond-shaped locking mount decorated with a
trefoil palmette enclosed within a heart-shaped field was positioned
in the middle of the tarsoly lid. The closing strap was threaded
through a strap retainer device on the tarsoly lid, which fitted
into the rectangular opening of the mount. The closing strap was
adorned with two bronze mounts: one shaped like a leaf, another
shaped like the head of a fox. The section of the closing strap
above the tarsoly was gathered by a bronze ring. The section of
the strap that was threaded through the strap retainer was adorned
with ten small bronze mounts, each decorated with a double plaited
ribbon design and a series of circles along the edge. The strap
end was ornamented with the same design. On the basis of the well-known
tarsoly “reconstruction research” the strap end certainly
belonged to the locking unit of the tarsoly. Its closest parallel
came to light from the Izsák burial.
Its mounts positioned above the strap end are almost exact copies
of those of Újfehértó
The user of this tarsoly was undoubtedly the member of the military
escort of the high dignitary whose rich grave was discovered not
far from this site, near the earthen fort of Zemplén.
Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest - 10/1941. 16-20.
László 1944, 436.; Erdélyi 1964, II. t.;
Dienes 1964, 92-97.