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Gold Treasure of Eberswalde (replicas)

Unknown9th–8th century BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Like gifts, sacrifices may also tell us a great deal about the giver. For instance, the gold hoard of Eberswalde, the most extensive ensemble of gold items ever found in Germany, was clearly left by a person of importance. Rather than necessarily having anything to do with the nature oft he god to whom the sacrifice was being offered, weapons and jewellery might have been offered by warriors and women respectively. As there is no written evidence from continental Europe of the 2nd millennium BC, the meaning must remain a matter of speculation.

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  • Title: Gold Treasure of Eberswalde (replicas)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 9th–8th century BCE
  • Type: Vessels, jewellery, bars
  • Medium: Gold (originals)
  • Inv. no.: VIIa 1091–1098, 1228–1235
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-019212
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Jürgen Liepe || Text © Prestel Verlag / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Collection: Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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