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Tesoros olvidados. Propuestas para el estudio e interpretación del conjunto de orfebrería castreña de Recouso (San Martiño de Marzoa, Oroso, A Coruña)

Garcia-Vuelta, O; Armada, XL; (2011) Tesoros olvidados. Propuestas para el estudio e interpretación del conjunto de orfebrería castreña de Recouso (San Martiño de Marzoa, Oroso, A Coruña). In: Braz-Martins, CM and Bettencourt, AMS and Martins, JIFP and Carvalho, J, (eds.) Povoamento e Exploração dos Recursos Mineiros na Europa Atlântica Ocidental. (pp. 453-461). CITCEM - APEQ: Braga.

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Abstract

The so-called “Recouso treasure” is a good example of the persistent issues concerning the research on the castro-culture goldwork: lack of detailed publication, scarcity of information concerning its circumstances of discovery... This hoard, found by chance at the beginning of the twenties, is composed of 16 decorated earrings, some of them with associated hanging elements (ornamented terminals, rings and “loop in loop” chains). It also comprises several fragments of these elements, as well as four ingots made of an Au/Ag alloy. From the point of view of its composition as well as of the number and characteristics of the objects recovered, Recouso is one of the most important finds of the castro-culture goldwork. The hoard, kept in private hands from its discovery, was studied by X. Carro García in the twenties. The short information he provided was the basis for subsequent publications, which were not supported in a direct observation of the materials. The recent arrival of the hoard to the Museo das Peregrinacions, in Santiago de Compostela, has allowed us to undertake a detailed study, still unfinished. This paper shows the first results of our work, focusing on the issues of technology and interpretation.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Tesoros olvidados. Propuestas para el estudio e interpretación del conjunto de orfebrería castreña de Recouso (San Martiño de Marzoa, Oroso, A Coruña)
ISBN-13: 978-989-97558-5-7
Keywords: Castro Culture, Iron Age, Goldwork, Earrings, Gold Technology, Mode of Production, Goldsmith Hoard, Archaeometallurgy
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1432159
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