Късноантични или късносредновековни? За един тип коланни закопчалки с s-овидна форма

Late Antiquity or Late Medieval? About S-Shaped Belt Clasps

  • Alexander Stanev Regional History Museum – Sofia, 1 Banski square, 1000 Sofia
Keywords: S-shaped clasps, Military Belt, Late Antiquity, Late Middle Ages

Abstract

The article reviews the scholarly literature in which the same type of S-shaped clasps is simultaneously referred as Late antique or Late medieval. The arguments for both hypotheses are analyzed: they were attributed to the Late Antiquity based on stylistic similarities with the S-shaped Roman fibulae, while the Late medieval examples were recorded in archaeological contexts. In conclusion the artefacts should be considered as Late medieval with a large chronological span from the 15th/16th to the 17th/18th c. It was also discussed that a large range of topics should be examined, such as: their origin, precise chronology, global distribution, completing the thesis of their functionality and the social affiliation of their owners, as well as the need to develop a typology.

Published
2019-11-14
How to Cite
Stanev, A. (2019). Късноантични или късносредновековни? За един тип коланни закопчалки с s-овидна форма. Contributions to the Bulgarian Archeology / Приноси към българската археология, 9, 149-164. Retrieved from http://series.naim.bg/index.php/CBA/article/view/105