Bulgaria's Thracian Heritage           

The Panagyurishte Treasure



The Vulchitrun Treasure

 


The  Rogozen Treasure

 

The Small Tomb Treasure

 


The Letnitsa Treasure

 

The Borovo Treasure

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THE letnitza TREASURE

The Letnitza Treasure, appliques, mid-4th century BCThe Letnitza treasure was discovered in 1964 - contained by a bronze cauldron buried with its mouth downward.

The find has been dated to the mid-fourth century BC and consists of 22 gold and silver-and-gilt appliqus making up the decoration of horse trappings with numerous scenes depicting warriors on horseback, animal fights, mythical creatures. The appliqus with human figure representations are truly remarkable. They illustrate the hero's initiation trial. The plaques show him in various contexts - as a horseman defeating a bear and a wolf, in a scene of hierogamy, etc. The appliqus from the Letnitza hoard throw light on the mythological beliefs of the ancient Thracians.

The Letnitza Treasure, the container, mid-4th century BC

The Letnitza Treasure, appliques, silver and gilt, mid-4th century BC

The Letnitza Treasure, hierogamia applique, mid-4th century BC

The Letnitza Treasure, phalera, silver and gilt, mid-4th century BC

The Letnitza Treasure, open-work appliques, mid-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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