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O descoperire arheologică mai mult sau mai puțin întâmplătoare. Spada medievală de la Șeica Mare

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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.

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