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Copper alloy pendant: in form of cast, flat, profile horse facing right; prominent head and tail; surmounted by slightly convex human head in centre of back, with suspension loop at top; incised linear decoration.
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Height: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)
Szentes, Csongrád-megye, Hungary; from a grave, said to be that of a woman (MS note partly in German attached to object)
László (Ladislaus) Mautner of Budapest
LOVERANCE R. 1988. Byzantium. London, p. 38, fig. 50
On this type of amulets: K. Luka, "Horse-shaped amulets ridden by a human head: Problems of interpretation", Archaeologia Iuventa 1 (2003) 85-95; E. Komatarova-Balinova & P. Penkova, "The 'horse amulets' from the collections of Vidin and Vratsa museums", Archaeologia Bulgarica 22 (2018), no. 3, 93-109.
Y. Valeriev arguest that such pendants are of late, nineteenth-century date: Й. Валериев, "Бележки върху така наречените „амулети – кончета с мъжка глава“", Pliska-Preslav 11 (2015) 435-440 (with English summary).
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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