THE BULGARIAN CENTAUR: A BULGARIAN TOKEN

Such amulets are to be found in the lands inhabited once by proto-Bulgarians, or in areas that were under their rule.

There are grounds to believe that this type of amulet was worn as a mark of ethnic affiliation.... It was most probably a symbol of faith in the Supreme Power, which seems to have taken for the ancient Bulgarian the physical form of a strange centaur.

"The Bulgarians' token" has been found in some twenty varieties, all of them executed in bronze and in an amulet form. Posted below are representations of the Token published by Zhivko Aladjov in his report on "Proto-Bulgarian Amulets from Macedonia and Serbia" released in the No 1 1999 issue of the Starini  Journal of Balkan Archeology.
 

 


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