A metal detector looking for World War I artifacts near Turobin, eastern Poland, has found Bronze Age jewelry hoard instead of. They were produced by the Lusatian culture in the era of the decline of their dominance in the region, ca. Lusatian artifacts 550-400 BC. are extremely rare finds in this part of Poland, and those that have been discovered are usually separate parts or fragments.
On January 21, 2023, Lukasz Jablonski, armed with a permit from the Voivodeship Office for the Protection of Monuments in Lublin, scanned the field. Digging under the snow, he found 13 bronze artifacts 8-10 inches below the soil surface. He immediately reported his find to the conservation office in Zamość and handed over the items.
13 pieces include a 6″ long cape pin with a large 2.8″ diameter helical stranded wire. The pointed tip of the pin is missing. The second pin is even longer – 6.5 inches – and its pointed end is intact. The head is a smaller 1.2″ diameter helix with a decorative knob in the center.
Another standout detail is the twisted, ring-shaped neck torque, made from a single piece of bronze wire with pointed ends. The twisting technique was an advanced metalworking skill, especially using bronze, because it hardens quickly and needs to be annealed repeatedly during the twisting process to prevent it from breaking.
There are also eight bracelets in the group: two 4.7-inch diameter thick bronze wire with blunt overlapping ends, two solid flat wire (one undecorated, the other herringbone cut), and four solid three-inch ones. in diameter with overlapping ends.
Currently, the treasure is conserved and studied at the Bilgorai Museum. Land plot in Bilgoraj. The location of the find is being kept secret to deter looters while archaeologists excavate to learn more about the deposit and find any additional artifacts that may be in the area.