A Mezőszilas type pendant from Grave 14 of the Mélykút–Sánc-dűlő cemetery

Balogh C.

in: Thesaurus Avarorum. Régészeti tanulmányok Garam Éva tiszteletére – Thesaurus Avarorum. Archaeological Studies in Honour of Éva Garam, Vida T., Editor, Martin Opitz Kiadó, Budapest, pp.269-287, 2012

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Martin Opitz Kiadó
  • City: Budapest
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-287
  • Editors: Vida T., Editor


Between 1959 and 1968, Mihály Kőhegyi uncovered fifty-four graves of a burial ground at Mélykút–Sánc-dűlő. He found five late Sarmatian/Hun period and forty-nine Avar burials. The burial ground was completely excavated. Grave 14, an Avar burial, yielded a gold pendant of the Mezőszilas type. This study will focus on the parallels and the possible typological forerunners of this pendant, as well as on how these ornaments were worn, their dating, and their place of manufacture.