added by archaeologs Denotes a horizon of Hungarian and Rumanian metalwork hoards (the ‘Apa-Hajdusamson’ horizon) defined by A. Mozsolics and dated to the later Early Bronze Age, C1700-1500 be. Whilst the bronze solid-hilted swords, disc-butted and shaft-tube axes and daggers are often richly decorated, the peak of aesthetic skill is reached in goldworking. The Hajdusamson horizon includes many small ornaments (discs, rings, bracelets) as well as extraordinary unique pieces such as the Persinari sword and the Bihar cups. The unique pieces were almost certainly the products of a single workshop, probably located in Transylvania.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983