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21. ZMEEVIK (LITTLE SNAKE) AMULET

12th c.

Kiev

Gold

Diam. 4.8

Accession: 1888, Imperial Archeological Commission

Discovered in 1886 in the village Kovshich, Krasninsk Uyezd, Smolensk Government. The find is called the Smolensk Grivna owing to its place of discovery

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inv. 2032/1

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