5. századi alán tőr Kiskunfélegyháza-Kővágó-érről – Fifth century Alan Digger from Kiskunféélegyháza-Kővágó-ér

Balogh C., Székely V. G.

Cumania, vol.28, pp.59-72, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Cumania
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-72


In the present study we deal with a dagger with notches was founded as stray find in the ammunition clearance before the construction works of the M5 Motorway at Kiskunfélegyháza-Kővágó-ér in 1998. This weapon typ was spread in a large area from the East European stepp to France. The distribution of the dagger typ may be related to the expansion of the Alans. Total 9 daggers are known in the Carpathian Basin, five daggers were founden in the Danube–Tisza Interfluve. The archaeological sites of these are in the area where the majority of the graves containing weapon can be found in the Late Sarmatian – Hun Age. This site are located at the strategic points, near the Roman trade routes and river crossing. The daggers with notches founded in Carpathian Basin can be dated to the end of 4th and 5th century.