сосуда, бронза
vessels, bronze


Большая чаша: тонкие стенки этой бронзовой чаши свидетельствуют о высоком уровне техники художественного литья в Коломенской культуре.

Large bowl, the thinness of this bronze bowl shows the high quality of technical skills of Pre-Kolomnian casters.



The presentation of the Kolomna Treasure - the objects and their background. Inauguration on Friday 14th of June, Museum Artkommunalka (Музей-резиденция «Арткоммуналка. Ерофеев и Другие») 




 - not very sober local artists try to disturb the exhibition, lack the quality of William Turner and hand over a souvenir from Russia

read more (the museums vkontakti page) Утраченные сокровища – вольная интерпретация
read even more:  http://enp-mo.ru/articles/articles_6298.html


Большая двойная петля, объект-узел, бронза,
предположительно: культовое назначение.

Great Double Loop, knot object made from bronze, sacred use?


Knots have been of extraordinairy importance for the people of the Kolomna Culture. 6 different kind of knots have been found, three-dimensional in rings and objects, relief-like on coins. 
The double loop (lemniscate - mathematical symbol of infinity) has been prolonged to the shape of a Pretzel. We can only conject: a sign for connectivity and togetherness? A picture of unboundedness? 

6 Коломенских узлов: Клевер, Брецель, Пятерик, узлы 10-25, Восьмерик, узел грузчика

6 „Kolomna-Knots“: trefoil, pretzel, cinquefoil, knot 10-25, figure-eight knot, Stevedore-knot


(from lat. bractea “thin piece of metal”) coins or medals, struck only on one face, the pattern of which shows through on the reverse face.
The bracteates were usually called back regularly, they had to be exchanged for new coins with a deduction (Renovatio Monetae). This system worked like a demurrage: People wouldn't hoard their coins, because they lost their value. So this money was used more as a medium of exchange than for storing value. This increased the velocity of money and stimulated the economy.
Medieval bracteates were comon in Central Europe from 12th to 14. century, probably adopted from Danes or Slavic people. The coin trove of Kolomna could close this gap of evidence.

Монеты клада из Коломны 
 The coins of the Kolomna-treasure