MAIASP. 2020. No. 12

S.S. Lysenko (Kyiv, Ukraine)


DOI: 10.24411/2713-2021-2020-00010 

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The paper deals with the place of late antique bracelets with knobs in the funerary costume. There is an established opinion in the scientific community now, that such products were not used as bracelets, but were exclusively amulets. The main argument for such a conclusion is the absence of examples of fixing these items on the hands of the buried. Archival sources and publications of complexes with such bracelets were studied, and plans and descriptions of graves were considered to revise this assessment. It was clearly shown as a result of the study, that there are known cases of finding bracelets with knobs on the hands of the buried, which allow us to interpret them as bracelets.

Key words: Late Antiquity, adornments, Late Scythian cemeteries, bracelets with knobs.

Received November 12, 2020

Accepted for publication December 14, 2020

About the author:

Lysenko Svetlana Stanislavovna (Kyiv, Ukraine). PhD (History), Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine