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Monter avec le vent oriental : les éperons chez les Celtes

András Márton 1 Estelle Gauthier 2
1 CRBC Brest - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
IBSHS - Institut Brestois des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, UBO - Université de Brest, CRBC - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
Abstract : Spurs found in Celtic contexts are studied. First, the different types are described ; their constituent materials, decoration, chronology and distribution are detailed. Their use is then discussed in relation to the contexts of their discovery. The identity of their users, and the question of how many spurs were worn, are addressed. Similarities and differences in the use of spurs in the eastern and western Celtic domains are considered. In the eastern Celtic zone, where spurs would have reappeared earlier, both the fact that there are significant numbers of them, and their contexts of discovery suggest that the specific training of horses with spurs was much more common here. They were also used by larger and more socially-varied groups within society than was the case in the west, where their use seems to have been more tightly restricted to the elite.
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András Márton, Estelle Gauthier. Monter avec le vent oriental : les éperons chez les Celtes. Gilles Pierrevelcin; Jan Kysela; Stephan Fichtl. Unité et diversité du monde celtique. Actes du 42e colloque international de l’Association française pour l’étude de l’âge du Fer (Prague, 10-13 mai 2018), Collection AFEAF (2), AFEAF, pp.161-172, 2020, 978-2-9567407-1-1. ⟨halshs-03262127⟩

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