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The cemetery is especially rich in insignia of rank.

Grave No.61 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.

Cast silver, gilded.

Diam. of rosette: 15 mm, Triangular mounts: 11x10 mm.

Preparation method:

Drawing of the tarsoly mounts of Karos No.61
László Révész: Conquest age cemeteries at Karos

A round silver mount, cast in silver and ornamented with a star design is fixed to the centre of the lower border of the tarsoly. The closing strap is decorated with seven triangular gilt silver mounts, placed in a vertical line, their upper, straight border ornamented with three-three small globules, their surfaces with 3+2+1 globules.

The series of mounts is rather worn which makes probable a long-time usage.

Inventory number:
Herman Ottó Múzeum, Miskolc - 94.54.9.

Révész 1990, 275-310.

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