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HungarianThe tarsoly cover plate of Kenézlõ No.14English
Hozzáadhatod e lapot a kedvencekhez

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Where are the finds, uncovered by Géza Szalay?
The tarsoly cover plate of Kenézlo No.14
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Provenance:
Cemetery No. 1, lies on a high sandhill at Kenézlõ-Fazekaszug dûlõ, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county. This area once was bordered by the Tökös lake, that dried out by now.

Discovery of the finding:

In 1913, three graves were disturbed during ploughing. In the same year, András Jósa uncovered further 22 burials. In 1990, an old inhabitant of Kenézlo reported, that a local landowner Géza Szalay had uncovered at least 8 graves, containing tarsoly finds, within the territory of the cemetery between 1919-1920. In 1920, further Conquest period graves were disturbed at the border of Kenézlõ. In 1927 some further excavations began.

Material:
Silver foreplate, copper backplate.

Size:
118x100 mm.

Preparation method:
The frontplate and the backplate were held together with a line of dome-headed silver rivets. Most probably this plate had been made by the same craftsman as the one found in the Kenézlõ burial No. 28.

 

Detail of the tarsoly cover plate of Kenézlo No.14
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996
   

Artwork:
There are three round rosettes with a star motif along the upper border and one in the centre of the lower border. The tarsoly plate is unornamented and almost identical with the plate found in the grave No. 28 of Kenézlõ.

Usage:

Inventory number:
Jósa andrás Múzeum, Nyíregyháza - 64.893.1.

Literature:
Dienes 1964, 83-89.

Detail of a former map
The provenance of the tarsoly finding can be found on this map detail of Szabolcs county from 1913.
Source: Map-collection of the National Széchényi Library of Budapest

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