Algunas consideraciones acerca de la espada de Guadalajara: ¿Un excepcional depósito desarticulado del Bronce Medio de la Meseta?

Translated title of the contribution: Some Thoughts on the Guadalajara Sword: A dismembered hoard from the Middle Bronze Age on the Spanish Meseta?

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    Abstract

    An exceptional gold-hilted sword, presumably from the province of Guadalajara, which today is kept in Madrid at the National Museum of Archaeology, has usually been treated as an isolated find. However, early references to this piece, when it was kept in the Rodriguez Bauza collection, would seem to indicate that it may have formed part of a hoard together with two other swords, one of which apparently can be associated with fragments of a second hilt-cover of gold sheet, acquired originally with the complete sword. Furthermore, during re-restoration of the first sword, traces left on its surface from at least two different hilts, demonstrated that the current gold-covered design has to be considered a secondary modification. While some Mycenean influence in the design of these weapons and their ornaments cannot be ruled out, for technical reasons a production on the Meseta at least of the gold sheets seems more likely than in the Southeast, where the ElArgarculture is usually more readily associated with the diffusion of Aegean elements.
    Translated title of the contributionSome Thoughts on the Guadalajara Sword: A dismembered hoard from the Middle Bronze Age on the Spanish Meseta?
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)177–184
    JournalTrabajos de Prehistoria
    Volume55
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Archaeology
    • Archaeology

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