DEPOSITS OF BRONZE SMALL TWIGS IN MIDDLE ROS BASIN


  • V. V. Romanuik Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Keywords: Middle Porosya, treasures of bronze small twigs, threw chemical composition, scythian time.

Abstract

In the article the noticeable role of bronzocasting production is considered on the settler monuments of scythian time in the Tarashchanskiy district of the Kyiv area.

Among the numerous testimonies of bronze casting production and trade in metals the two most interesting items are bronze treasures, recently discovered in the villages of Lisovichi and Dibrovka in Kyiv region. Each contained about 300 bars with a length of 40.5 and 22 cm (Lisovichi), 41 cm (Dibrovka), total weight about 30 kg. We can assume a different purpose of bronze bars: blanks for specific products, raw materials for smelting, the equivalent of money. Spectral analysis of the products showed that they are made of high-quality tin bronze with a high admixture of iron (2.58 %, Lisovichi). Titanium content (4.39 %, Lisovichi) remains unclear (is it a natural impurity in raw materials?) According to the place of discovery (on settlements), treasures of bars can be dated to Scythian time (the end of 6th—5th century BC?), although more late dates are not excluded.

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2019-06-25
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Romanuik, V. V. (2019). DEPOSITS OF BRONZE SMALL TWIGS IN MIDDLE ROS BASIN. Archaeology and Early History of Ukraine, 31(2), 514-517. https://doi.org/10.37445/adiu.2019.02.42