Fourth Bronze Drum Categorized in H2-Heger

According to the People’s Committee of Duy Xuyen District, the Central of Quang Nam Province, the bronze drum was found under Thu Bon river-bed, Duy Tan District by Tran Phu’s family. Dr.Diep Dinh Hoa (Ethnology Institute) has categorized this bronze drum in H2-Heger.

Scientists have said that the bronze drum has a strange drumhead, big diameter and several strange patterns.

It is the fourth drum discovered in Quang Nam, after the Co Noon 1 drum (Co Noon hamlet, Axan commune, Tay Giang, it was considered intermediate sort between H1 and H2-Heger); Co Noon 2 (Tay Giang, H3-Heger); and the bronze drum in Phuoc Tra hamlet 1 (Hiep Duc, H2-Heger).
It is now on display in the district’s museum; and its origin and historical value are being researched.

By H.D – Translated by Kim Khanh

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