Museum complex

The Borodino treasure

Borodino village, Akkerman district, Bessarabianvicegerency (modern Odessa region, Ukraine)
The Late Bronze Age
Culture is not defined
Bronze, silver, gold, jade, serpentine, pagodite
Tips of spears are 29,4 x 5,5 cm and 33,7 x 5,7 cm; the pin is 31,2 x 6,7 cm; the dagger is 27,4 x 4,6 cm; axes are from 13,5 to 20,7 cm long, from 3,8 to 5,2 cm wide; clubs height is from 4,2 to 5,5 cm, their diameter is about 6,4 cm
From: discovered in 1912 during the rock excavations, donated by Imperial Archaeological committee (IAC)
Showcase 7

The treasure consists of two silver tips of spears and a sleeve from the third spear, a silver dagger and a golden pin, four stone axes, three pommel maces, two bronze clips and two fragments of the molded vessel walls. All silver items are decorated with golden ornamented plates. Stone axes by their elegance of shapes and quality of finishingare comparable only to axes from the excavations of Troy by Heinrich Schliemann. Socketed spears are close toweapons from the Turbinsky burial in the Kama area that are also presented in one of the showcases of the 4th halland belonging to the antiquities of Seima-Turbino type, that are widespread in almost all territories of Northern Eurasia on both sides of the Ural mountains. The ceremonial dagger and the golden pin are similar in style to the items of the Cretan-Mycenaean craftsmen of the bronze age of Greece. They date back to the beginning of the II Millennium BC.
Exhibits' purposeofuse. All items, especially stone maces, are one of the oldest symbols of power, widespread in Europe and Asia. The treasure contains prestigious and precious things from different regions, but it is still unclear where and for whom they were created.