Bulgaria's Thracian Heritage            

The Panagyurishte Treasure



The Vulchitrun Treasure

 


The  Rogozen Treasure

 

The Small Tomb Treasure

 


The Letnitsa Treasure

 

The Borovo Treasure

the borovo treasure

The treasure from Borovo was found in the late 1974. It is a splendid table set of five silver-and-gilt utensils: three rhyta, shaped at the base in the form of half-figures: of a horse, a bull, and a sphinx; a big bowl with two handles, and a rhyton jug with images of deities enjoying a feast, scenes from the mythological cycles with Dionysus and Heracles, sphinxes, satyrs and griffons. The finding has been dated to the first half of the fourth century BC.

There is an  inscription on the sphinx-headed rhyton reading as follows: "[Belongs to] Cotys from [the town of] Beos." This sign gives grounds to assume that the treasure set was a gift from the king of Thrace Cotys I (382-359 BC) to a local Getic ruler. Both the historical sources and the archaeological findings prove the popularity of ritual gift giving in ancient Thrace.

The Borovo Treasure, silver and gilt, first half of the 4th century BC

The Borovo Treasure, bowl, rhyton, silver and gilt, first half of the 4th century BC

The Borovo Treasure, rhyta, silver and gilt, first half of the 4th century BC

The Borovo Treasure, rhyton jug, silver and gilt, first half of the 4th century BC

The Varna Necropolis Treasure

 

The Duvanlii Treasure

 

The Mogilanska Mogila Treasure

 

The Loukovit Treasure

 

The Kralevo Treasure

 

The Svetitsata Treasure

 


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