Database

The Osiliana archaeological database brings together artefacts from Saaremaa and the surrounding small islands.

Most of Saaremaa’s archaeological finds are held in the collection of the Saaremaa Museum and in the Tallinn University Research Collection.

We are gradually adding more and more finds and hope that it will become a useful tool for all history and archaeology enthusiasts!

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Bronze penannular brooch with irregularly funnel-shaped terminals. Similar ones have been found e.g. at Pöide and Valjala hill-forts, Karja and Valjala early Christian graveyards, and in the earliest layers of medieval Tallinn.

Century:
13-14
Discovery code:
SM 10863:6

Fragment of a flat crossbow-shaped brooch. Such brooches were widespread in Finnish, Estonian and Latvian coastal areas.

Century:
8-9
Discovery code:
SM 10863:19

End of a sword sheath, bronze. A widespread type in Saaremaa and Couronia.

Century:
11-12
Discovery code:
SM 10863:25

Round pendant, decorated with Broa Style. Bronze, gilded.

Century:
8-9
Discovery code:
SM 10863:26

Horse or dog figure of bronze. Since such figures are frequently found together with weights, they are often interpreted as a sort of weight as well.

Century:
11-12
Discovery code:
SM 10863:27

Bronze pendant. Similar pendants were widespread in Couronia and Semigallia.

Century:
8-12
Discovery code:
SM 10863:29

Iron drawshave. Similar ones are known e.g. from Kirimäe deposit. The type can be dated to a long period.

Century:
5-13
Discovery code:
SM 10863:32

Iron stirrup with silver plating. Similar stirrups are known e g from Birka (Arbman 1940, eriti Taf. 35: 1-2) and Hedeby (Schiezel 2014, 582), antoher specimen is also known from Saaremaa (AI K 89: 28).

Century:
9-10
Discovery code:
SM 10863:36

Iron sickle. Similar types were used in Estonia from the 9th until the 19th century.

Century:
9-15
Discovery code:
SM 10863:38

The negative value refers to time Before Christ.