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Stratum plus. 2014. No.6

E. R. Mikhaylova (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Rider and Horse Equipment of Pskov Long Barrow Culture




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Pages: 73-82


The article describes the finds of rider and horse equipment from sites of Pskov long barrow culture: typology, chronology, composition of the complexes. Pskov long barrows yielded bits (two- or three-piece), spurs with hooks and conical spike, a fragment of lash, elements of bridle. Most items are dated to a wide span within the middle — third quarter of the I Millennium. Horse burials in Pskov long barrows are quite numerous, they yield two types of bridle: 1) bridle with metal parts, 2) set of bit and a small bronze buckle. Horse burials and finds from them are similar to Balt antiquities. Possible relationship between Pskov long barrows and Baltic cultures requires further detailed study.


Keywords: Pskov long barrow culture, early Middle Ages, Balts, rider and horse equipment, bridle, bit, spurs, horse burials


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Elena Mikhaylova
(Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). Candidate of Historical Sciences. Saint Petersburg State University. Smolnogo St., 1/3, Saint Petersburg, 191124, Russian Federation
E-mail: [email protected]

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