Among the various attractions of the Lviv Historical Museum deserves attention is a unique hoard of silverware, found in a small pot in 1896 on a new cemetery near Demydiv village, formerly situated on the outskirts of Molotiv village (Zhydachiv Raion, Lviv Oblast): a single wristband, four spiral bracelets, four temple rings and six signet rings - all is the last of the 13th - first half of the 14th century.
The wrist bracelet consists of two halves connected with corrugated joints. On the edges there is a border of two parallel harnesses. Between the harnesses and arches there are stamped “pearls”. On the side arches there are side-view images of birds, while the central ones depict the “tree of life” and a man wearing sharp-headed hat and a short dress, holding a spear or a staff in his right hand and an unknown object under the left hand.
Temple ring with three beads, its (circular) frame made of thick wire, bent twice and interwoven with thin filigree wire, one tip of which forms a loop, while the second one is broken. Hollow biconical beads are decorated with minuscule granulation on the rings and fixed on a rod with multiple layers of coiled thin wire.
Creator: Lviv Historical Museum marketing manager Ruslan Koshiv.
Thanks for: Chief of the Archeology Department of Lviv Historical Museum Emiliya Zarubiy (texts), Zinoviy Pidperyhora (photo), Roman Herynovych (photo), Andrew Poznakhivsky (translation)