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Title: Local Schools of Thracian Toreutics of the 4th Century BC in a Broader Context
Author(s): BOUZEK, Jan
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 4    Issue: 2   Date: 2005   
Pages: 318-387
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.4.2.3291768

Abstract :
Thracian toreutics evolved from Persian, Greek, Scythian Animal Style and some pre-Achaemenid Near Eastern traditions in the late 5th century BC. In the 4th century BC several local schools developed, closely related to the political structure of Thrace, where the local rulers were the main clients. Bithynian, Odrysian, Triballian and two Getic schools can be distinguished, one in south-western Thrace. Excavation of the settlement of Pistiros has yielded moulds, rough casts and punches, showing that one of the centres of toreutic production was situated there.

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