Thracian Treasures



The golden treasure found near the village of Vulchitrun, Pleven district (the so called Vulchitrun treasure). It consists of 13 vessels - a large, deep vessel with two handles, one big and three small cups with one handle each, two big and five smaller discs. All items were made of solid gold, the total weight is 12.425 kg. The vessels were used in cult ceremonies. This treasure is the most remarkable example of the art of the Later Bronze Age in Thracia (XIII-XII c. BC). 

National Archaeological Museum - Sofia



The golden treasure from the town of Panagjurishte (end of IV - beginning of III c. BC). It consists of 9 golden vessels and represents a drinking set: seven rhytons - three with the form of an animal head, three with the form of an Amazon, one with the form of a fore-part of a goat, one amphora-rhyton and one phiala. 

Archaeological Museum - Plovdiv



A golden wreath from a mound burial (of a Thracian princess) near the town of Vraca (first half of the IV c.BC). Regional Museum of History - Vraca 


Detail of the scene on a silver jug, found near the village of Borovo, Russe district. Depicted are Dionysus, holding in his hand a rhyton which ends with a sphinx, and Semela (mid-IV c. BC). 

Regional Museum of History - Russe 




Silver applique (armour decoration), found in the Big mound near the village of Duvanli (mid-V c. BC). Represented is Nike, the goddess of victory, wearing a long chyton and a mantle and driving a chariot with four horses. In the right hand she holds a wreath.

Archaeological Museum - Plovdiv

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