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Thracian Treasure - 2,400-year-old treasure recently discovered in an ancient Thracian tomb in Sveshtari, Bulgaria.

Thracian Treasure - 2,400-year-old treasure recently discovered in an ancient Thracian tomb in Sveshtari, Bulgaria.

Silver with vitreous paste inlay, 5th-4th century B.C.E. H. 17.5 cm.   The rhyton with an animal protome-a horn for liquids to which the depiction of the forepart of an animal was attached, at a right angle-was a vessel form that came more widely into use in the Near East during the Achaemenid period (about 538-331 B.C.). The protome of this rhyton depicts the forequarters of a fantastic hybrid creature, a leonine beast with curved blunt horns and upright ears, probably meant to represent a…

Silver with vitreous paste inlay, 5th-4th century B.C.E. H. 17.5 cm. The rhyton with an animal protome-a horn for liquids to which the depiction of the forepart of an animal was attached, at a right angle-was a vessel form that came more widely into use in the Near East during the Achaemenid period (about 538-331 B.C.). The protome of this rhyton depicts the forequarters of a fantastic hybrid creature, a leonine beast with curved blunt horns and upright ears, probably meant to represent a…

Scythian Gold Ornament, 6th-5th Century BCIn the form of fronting bear heads, the eyelines and forehead decorated with dotted granulation-like, the paws, ears, and nose delineated, hammered in sheet gold, the ends with tiny holes for attachment.

Scythian Gold Ornament, 6th-5th Century BCIn the form of fronting bear heads, the eyelines and forehead decorated with dotted granulation-like, the paws, ears, and nose delineated, hammered in sheet gold, the ends with tiny holes for attachment.

Archaeologist shows an artifact, part of 2,400-year old golden hoard found in an ancient Thracian tomb in northern Bulgarian village of Sveshtari, some 400 kilometer (250 miles) northeast of Sofia, on Thursday, Nov 8, 2012. Prof. Diana Gergova , archeologist and team leader said that among the artifacts, dated back to the end of the fourth or the beginning of the third century B.C., were gold jewelry and applications for horse trappings, a tiara with reliefs of lions and fantasy animals, as…

Archaeologists discover Thracian golden jewelry - Article Photos - Photo Gallery

Archaeologist shows an artifact, part of 2,400-year old golden hoard found in an ancient Thracian tomb in northern Bulgarian village of Sveshtari, some 400 kilometer (250 miles) northeast of Sofia, on Thursday, Nov 8, 2012. Prof. Diana Gergova , archeologist and team leader said that among the artifacts, dated back to the end of the fourth or the beginning of the third century B.C., were gold jewelry and applications for horse trappings, a tiara with reliefs of lions and fantasy animals, as…

Thrace 4th century BC 23 karat gold amphora in the shape of a goat

Thrace 4th century BC 23 karat gold amphora in the shape of a goat

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