The articles are of archaeological, historical and museological interest and are mainly related to the region of Banat, although some deal with Romanian and universal history as well
Jan. 1, 2013
A team of specialists started a research project in the early 90s with the aim of studying the economic and social
organization of a single Starčevo-Criş settlement. e archaeological campaign that started in the summer of 1992
brought to light, among other things, a 4th – 3rd century BC bronze fibula of the well known Duchcov type. e
piece is in a fragmentary state. It has a six coil spring (out of which only three remain), with the chord, partially
missing, placed in front. e foot of the fibula is bent towards the arch, climbing above it without touching it.
It has a small globular decoration placed towards the end of the foot. e fibula belongs to the A3 type in the
typological system proposed by I. Németi and type 2 in the one created by V. Zirra.
Judging by the analysis of the rest of early La Téne funerary finds in the Banat and Crișana regions and the
morphology of the piece, we can assume that the Duchcov type fibula from Foeni-Sălaș dates from the LtB2
sub-phase, meaning roughly the end of the 4thcentury and the beginning of the 3rd century BC.