Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 27(2)-Supplement: 244-256
Sorin-Cristian AILINCĂI, Florian MIHAIL, Carmen ȘUȘMAN
Late Bronze Age stone sceptres/pestles are a category of artefacts enjoying a certain distinction, found
across a vast area, from the western Black Sea to Central Asia. On this instance, we publish one such object discovered
in Limanu, Constanta County (south-eastern Romania), which can be attributed to type II according to the typology
established by Nikolaus Boroffka and Eugen Sava. Such sceptres/pestles are mostly made of local rock and can be
assigned to the Noua-Sabatinovka-Coslogeni cultures. The low wear and tear of the pieces indicates usage. This may
imply that the objects stopped being used shortly after their allocation or that they were used for ceremonial purposes
for a short period.
Dobruja, Limanu, Late Bronze Age, sceptre-pestle, Coslogeni culture.