Zeno Karl PINTER & Daniel Vasile SANA
Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Departamentul de Istorie, Patrimoniu şi Teologie Protestantă
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3 / 2018
A More or Less Haphazard Archaeological Finding. The Medieval Sword from Șeica Mare
This paper brings forward a solitary case in Romania when the discoverer of a medieval sword (found with the aid of a metal detector) chose to preserve it in situ, partially uncovered, and to report it to local authorities. Following the report an archaeological diagnosis was run to salvage the item. The results of the diagnosis together with a legislative account, a short history of the discoveries in the area and the typological and chronological framing of the sword (which is a knightly weapon from the first half of the 13th century) are all presented in the following paper.
Keywords: contemporary Romanian archaeology, Șeica Mare, metal detection, archaeological research, medieval sword.