En rig kvindegrav med hesteudstyr - nye resultater fra Tombølgård


  • Mads Leen Jensen


In 2018, the Museum Sønderjylland carried
out an excavation of the cemetery
site of Tombølgård on the island of Als,
southern Jutland, which has been partly
destroyed by modern ploughing. The
cemetery site dates to the Early Roman
Iron Age, B 1 and B 2. The site is known
from a small excavation of a single urn
in 1932, and from metal detector finds
found between 2016 and 2018. During
the excavation in 2018, the last four cremation
graves, of which two were intact,
were excavated. This article presents the
grave goods from one of these two cremation
graves. It included a gold berlock
pendant, a Roman saucepan, a bridle, and
horse headgear. The bridle and headgear
belong to the earliest Germanic types,
and parallels may be drawn to the Rhine
area and the auxiliary cavalry units posted
there during the Roman expansion of
the area up to the Elbe.





Jensen, M. L. (2021). En rig kvindegrav med hesteudstyr - nye resultater fra Tombølgård. Arkæologi I Slesvig-Archäologie in Schleswig, 2020(18), 199–220. Hentet fra https://tidsskrift.dk/arkaeologi_i_Slesvig/article/view/128617