Hlodosy hoard. A collection of gold and silver artifacts from the 7th century AD discovered in 1961 in an ancient chieftain's grave near Hlodosy, Novoukrainka raion, Kirovohrad oblast. The hoard contained necklaces, bracelets, rings, belt buckles, earrings, medallions, weapon handles, and fragments of silver plates and other ware. The gold and silver articles together weighed over 3,600 kg. The remains of a cremated military leader, arrows, parts of a horse harness, and fragments of linen and silk were also found. A study about the hoard by A. Smilenko, Hlodos’ki skarby, was published in 1965.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1989).]
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