Bronze Age

The collection of finds from the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age (2000 BC – ca. 4th century BC) is the most extensive part of the collection of the National Museum in Szczecin. It abounds with collective finds (hoards) of bronze objects including jewellery, accessories, elements of horse harness, tools and weapons. Finds include also objects of gold, such as decorated armlet from Letnin. At the core of the collection are finds uncovered within settlements, primarily rich assemblages of grave goods including pottery and metal finds uncovered on numerous burial sites dated at the middle and late periods of the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age.

Undoubtedly the most precious one is the impressive collection of bronze finds uncovered in the so called duke’s grave in the area of Banie. It includes numerous pieces of jewellery and accessories, including: a stunning fibula, necklaces, armlets, rings, needles, buttons as well as toiletries and tools (i.e. knives, razor).