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HungarianThe tarsoly cover plate of Kenézlõ No.28English
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Other ‘Return Home’ age graves were disturbed during agricultural work.

Cemetery No. 2, lies at the border of Kenézlõ, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county.

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 Kenézlõ 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.

Silver foreplate, copper backplate, some leather remains of the tarsoly itself, as well as remains of the suspender- and the closing strap were also found.

115x100 mm.

Preparation method:
The frontplate has an engraved design that was probably made at a later date, and by someone else than the original craftsman, having little skills to this job. This plate was probably made by the same craftsman as the plate No 14 of Kenézlõ.


The silver frontplate and the copper backplate were held together by a line of dome-headed silver rivets, as well as three rosettes on top and one at the bottom. A tendril branching into two leaves at either side unfurls from the centre of the plate. The tendrils enclose a palmette motif with fleshy leaves. The design is repeated on the lower half of the plate, but the design can hardly be made out, as the plate is broken. Almost the exact copy of this plate was found in the grave No.14 of Kenézlõ.


Inventory number:
Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest - 55.3.3.A.

Fettich 1931, 84.; Dienes 1964, 88-89.

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