UD: December 2016



Psarjevo fox-tail torc


In the 1950’s a remarkable discovery was made at the village of Gornje Psarjevo (near Zelina, located 24 km. northeast of Zagreb), in today’s Croatia. Dating to the 1st c. BC, the silver necklace (above) consisted of small intertwined chains ending with stylized serpentine heads made of silver sheet with filigree decoration. The serpentine terminal preserves a mount for an inlay, probably of glass (Vinski 1957, Pandzic 2009). The technical execution of the chain is of a Celtic type which developed from Hellenistic prototypes, and is known as the Fuchsschwanz or Foxtail type…







Zidovar chains