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The ring-finger of the warrior resting in the grave No. 11., - wearing a precious-stoned ring - was

Grave No.11 of the 2nd cemetery, the middle hill of a North to East line of hills, West to Karos, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county.

Discovery of the finding:

4-6 graves in 1899, 40-50 graves in 1935 were destroyed during agricultural work, by the landowner. 73 graves of the cemetery No.2 were uncovered by László Révész between 1986 and 1990. The cemetery was extremely rich in insignia of rank. Two graves contained a mount-ornamented tarsoly. A tarsoly cover plate was found in a third burial. The grave No.52 was the burial of an exceptionally wealthy and high-ranking man. The Karos No.3 cemetery was uncovered between 1988-1990.
Altogether sixteen mounts in four different shapes, were found in the grave No. 11. An iron strike-a-light and a piece of flint was found in the remains of the tarsoly.

Silver, leather.

Its reconstruction height is 120-140 mm, width is 100-120 mm.

Preparation method:

Drawing of the tarsoly mounts of Karos No.11
László Révész: Conquest age cemeteries at Karos

Mounts forming trefoil palmette bunches, positioned at about 10-15 mm from each other, used to decorate the border of the tarsoly lid. Four smaller in the corners and one bigger, quadrate-shaped mounts were riveted on the lid. Similarly to the closing system of the plate-covered tarsoly-s, as well as to that of the mount-ornamented tarsoly of Budapest-Farkasrét, this tarsoly must have been locked by a closing strap sewn to the leather lid at its reverse, at the centre lower part. This closing strap must have been threaded through a leather locking-ring hidden under the tarsoly lid. A drop-shaped mount was fixed at the strap end. Closest analogies to these mounts are the ones from Csernyigov and Újfehértó-Micskepuszta.

The set of mounts show signs of heavy wear, thus indicating a long use.

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Detail of a former map
The provenance of the tarsoly finding can be found on this map detail of Zemplén county from 1915.
Source: Map-collection of the National Széchényi Library of Budapest