Korobchyn treasure. Eels. VIII – X centuries.

Comes from the village Korobchyne of the Krynychan district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. These are unique examples of items from an aristocratic Old Hungarian burial of the 9th century. The history of admission to the museum is as follows. In 1989, a resident of the village of Korobchyne brought to the museum two silver and gilded bowls, several gold embroidery plates, two bracelets (gold and silver) and the mouth of a saber scabbard. During the investigation of the site, archaeologists of the Dnipropetrovsk Historical Museum discovered several more gold plates of various sizes, two iron arrowheads, an iron stirrup, a fragment of a saber, a silver scabbard of a saber and half of a clay jug, as well as human and horse bones. In total, the Korobchyn complex consists of 21 objects made of gold and silver. The central place belongs to two silver vessels. Jewelry is represented by gold and silver bracelets. The gold bracelet has carnelian inserts in oval shields-nests. The second bracelet is silver, round in cross-section, broken into two parts. The most numerous group among objects made of precious metals is plates (1 large and 15 small). The largest gold plate (gold leaf, dimensions – 17.3×13.7 cm) – rectangular in shape with rounded corners, could be, according to the researchers, a burial mask. Only two silver parts of saber scabbards have been preserved – ornamented and unornamented. Half of the blade with the handle and a fragment of the cross were preserved from the saber. Objects from the Korobchyn burial are distinguished by great artistic perfection and refinement.