Archaeological Collection

Goods from Gr. 54

Goods from Gr. 54
Item name:Goods from Gr. 54
Dating:9th century BC
Findspot:Ljubljana – Dvorišče SAZU
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Goods placed in Grave 54 of the urn cemetery at the Dvorišče SAZU site in Ljubljana (9th century BC). The iron torques herald a new period, the Iron Age. As all other goods in the grave, the torques were burnt on the pyre and are therefore poorly preserved. The bronze bow brooch was a novelty in the Late Bronze Age that became very fashionable in its later, Early Iron Age variants. The grave also held bronze bracelets, a glass pearl, a ceramic pedestal dish and a birdshaped drinking horn.


1. Fragments of two torques, iron, Inv. No. P 9611k.
2. Bead, blue glass with three white eyes, diam. 0.4 cm, Inv. No. P 9637a.
3. Spiral bracelet, bronze, diam. 5.1 cm, Inv. No. P 9611b.
4. Bracelet, bronze, diam. 4.5 cm, Inv. No. P 9611e.
5. Single-looped bow brooch, bronze, l. 6.8 cm, Inv. No. P 9611a.
6. Fragment of a spiral bracelet, bronze, diam. 6.3 cm, Inv. No. P 9611c.
7. Bracelet, bronze, diam. 4.6 cm, Inv. No. P 9611d.
8. Ring, bronze, diam. 3.7 cm, Inv. No. P 9610.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 266, pp. 215, 250.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition