A sidepiece of an 8th century BC horse bit of the Picenum type from Stična? (uploaded 5. 10. 2014)

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  1 Research Task No. 12 A sidepiece of an 8 th  century BC horse bit of the Picenum type from Stič na? (uploaded 5. 10. 2014) Introduction In 1879 the curator of the Regional Museum of Carniola Dragotin Dežman ,  alias Carl Deschmann,  published an article entitled Die heidnischen Hügelgräber (gomile) in Krain = The pagan burial mounds (gomile) in Carniola in two editions of the daily  Laibacher Tagblatt   from July 24 th  and 25 th . In it he also mentions the excavation of Lieutenant Nettelblatt  (also Nettelbach ) from Mecklenburg, who opened five tumuli near Stična (Sittich in German)  in the year 1853. According to Dežman  the most interesting object found on this occasion was a double horse, made of bronze sheet and perforated. A report on Nettelblatt ’s  excavation was published 14 years earlier in the Viennese journal  Archiv für Kunde österreichischer Geschichtsquellen  33, 1865,  p. 60. The report was illustrated only by a drawing of the double horse true to size.  2 In 2010 Biba Teržan interpreted this double horse as the sidepiece of an Italic horse bit from the 8 th   century BC, proving early contacts of the Stična  population with central Italy ( S. Gabrovec, B. Teržan, Stična  2/2, 294  –  295, fig. 43). She compared it to somewhat different sidepieces in the form of a horse that were typical for the Etruscans. Her final assumption, however, was that the  3 Stična object had probably been made in Picenum and brought to Stična in the Dolenjska region. Tasks 1 st : Translate the report on  Nettelblatt’s  excavation into English! Find the srcinal publication and measure the size of the object! 2 nd : What gender was the person who was buried in the grave with the double horse object, judging by the other finds from the grave? 3 rd : Do we know of any female grave belonging to the Dolenjska group of the Hallstatt culture containing horse gear? Do we know of any grave of this group with horse gear, in which only one part of the horse bit was found? Cf. Janez Dular in Scripta praehisto rica in honorem Biba Teržan  (Ljubljana 2007). 4 th : Look at the Etruscan and Picenum bits published in F.-W. von Hase ’s  book  Die Trensen der Früheisenzeit in Italien , PBF 16/1 (München 1969)! Are they cast or made from bronze sheet? What are their dimensions? What do the holes in the sidepieces for the mouth-pieces look like? Two bronze Etruscan horse bits with horse-shaped sidepieces in Museo Archeologico  Nazionale Tarquiniense in Tarquinia. Photo by Milen a Božič on August  28, 2014.  5 th : Is the double horse from Stična really a sidepiece of a Picenum 8 th  century BC bronze horse bit?  4 The text was proof-read by Adrienne Frie from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA). Ljubljana Dr. Dragan Božič  
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