Lithuanian Middle Ages

Cup with grain

14th c. Clay. Maišiagala hill fort

Woman’s grave goods: a pair of earrings with three pendants and a bead, plated, horseshoe-shaped and ring-shaped brooches, rings, spherical brooches, flattened sphere-shaped and hatchet-shaped bells, pot, knife, needle holder and needle

15th c. Brass, iron, clay. Jakštaičiai grave field, grave 183

Woman’s grave goods: a torque, ring and plate fibulae, rings, a knife

15th c. Brass, iron. Jakštaičiai grave field, grave 5

Thimbles, pipe lids, spindles, buckles, bullets, pin, ring

Mid-17th c. – first half 19th c. Copper alloy, lead. Šėtijai

Wall tile

1639. Clay. Jieznas

The collection of mediaeval archaeology was accumulated during the excavations of the old towns of Jurbarkas, Merkinė, Seredžius, Skirsnemunė, Tytuvėnai, Trakai, Veliuona, and Virbalis, manor and village sites of Jadagonys, Kavarskas, Kelmytė, Palėvenė, Siesikai, Skemai, Šilelis, and Vievis, the Norviliškės monastery and many other locations in Lithuania. It reflects the material culture of Lithuanian towns, manors and villages between the 14th and 19th centuries. The finds of mediaeval funerary monuments come from Graužiai, Narkūnai, Rumšiškės, Sariai, Jakštaičiai, Pribitka, Diktarai, Obeliai, Šapnagiai, and Rusnė ancient burial grounds. A magnificent hoard of 14th century silverware found in Stakliškės deserves a special mention.

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