Svetlana Reabţeva, Lilia Dergaciova. Discussion to the functionality of medieval plates and clasps from the territory of Prut-Dniester region and their possible association with the clothes of caftan type

This article deals with some medieval plates and clasps made from non-ferrous metals and attested in the Prut-Dniester region. On the basis of a big number of analogies, we came to the conclusion that such plates can be considered a double clasp sets for clothes. Most likely, they were created to the clothes of caftan type. Similar sets were registered for the Caucasus region, where they were used for a long time. Caftan-type outfit with double clasp sets have been female-specific clothes.

Keywords: Prut-Dniester region, plates and clasps, caftan.

Revista Arheologică, serie nouă, vol. XI, nr. 1-2, 2015, p. 190-208