barbucomedie: Celtic Gold Dagger excavated from Hallstatt dated…

barbucomedie:

Celtic Gold Dagger excavated from Hallstatt dated about the 6th Century BCE on display at the Naturhistorisches Museum

The rare golden objects in the Hallstatt graves are rather small where as the gold objects found in barrow graves elsewhere from this period are significantly larger. Gold seems to have been reserved for the political elite and the lack of larger objects suggests richer lords resided elsewhere.

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