Thursday, 9 March 2017

Treasure of Vettersfelde

Scythian Golden Fish from the Treasure of Vettersfelde circa 500 B.C.
The Vettersfelde Treasure was found by chance in what was then Vettersfelde in the Province of Brandenburg (modern Witaszkowo, near Gubin, Poland) in 1882.

The objects in the trove are connected to the Scythians. The origin of the trove remains mysterious.

Golden plaque intended to cover the upper part of a sheath for a type of dagger.
The presence of these golden objects so far into northern Europe was explained by a Scythian expedition into central Europe, with the trove forming the grave-offerings of a Scythian prince, who had made it as far as Brandenburg.
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