Exclusive Celtic anklet found in Poland

Exclusive Celtic anklet found in Poland

Last February an archaeologist at the Sanok Historical Museum named Peter Kotowicz received a call from a friend assuring him that he had found something that would be very interesting to him in the Pakoszówka village, southeastern Poland.

This boy was not the first time he had discovered something as he had previously found many other artifacts, so many that it had been recognized by the Polish Minister of Culture himself, so Kotowicz knew that it would be something of great interest.

Without hesitation he moved there and discovered different pieces of bronze, although at first it was not known what they belonged to, but I had a suspicion that they were Celts. After digging around the area and piecing together the fragments of what they had found, they realized that it was part of a jewelry item, a bronze anklet whose origins date back to the 3rd century BC.

The object suggests that it was broken in ancient times and since its pieces were scattered throughout the area, it is believed that it was broken for some kind of ritual purpose. Despite this, archaeologists are happy because it is one of the most distinctive designs of the Celts, exactly from the tribe of the Boii.

Objects like this were found in the southern Germany and also in what is now Bohemia and the Czech Republic, which suggests that the migratory movements of this tribe went from west to east since similar pieces were also found in Slovakia, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and large areas from Southeast Asia Minor.

Nowadays there is no other example of this feminine complement and together with a gold coin and an iron sword that today are in the Rzeszów Regional Museum, they are part of one of the most important collections of the Celts in the south of the Carpathian area.

The area where it was discovered has not been considered of great archaeological importance until now, since archaeologists have prepared an in-depth field study with metal detectors in the hope of finding more objects that can shed more light on the Celts in this part of Europe and learn more about their customs and migratory trends among other data of great importance.

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