You are here
Home > Archeology and Artefacts > The Treasures of Old Thrace

The Treasures of Old Thrace

панагюрското съкровище


Old Greek chronicler Thucydides (Vth century BC) mentions that amongst the nations positioned in between the Euxinian Pont (Black Sea) and also Ionian Gulf (Adriatic), the Odrysian kingdom was the biggest in regards to region as well as wide range. We additionally gain from Thucydides that King T. Cotis I (383-359 BC), in his treasury, gotten each year from the Greek swarms and also various other barbarian people from its secondary regions tax obligations of 400 skills in silver and gold.

Researchers at the start of the twentieth century have actually determined that publishing quantities to 1 200 000 gold francs. This truth is verified by the many treasures and also abundant burial places discovered throughout the last 2 centuries, either inadvertently or in historical excavations.

In the fifth century BC, among the several Thracian people – the Odrys, produced the effective Thracian kingdom of Odrys. Quickly after that, the Odrysian kingdom joined a lot of the Thracians as well as ended up being a considerable consider the political background of Southeastern Europe.

The old Thracians are the very first to be observed by written resources living in the eastern component of the Balkan Peninsula as well as component of Northwestern Asia Minor. Old chroniclers, consisting of Herodotus’ papa of background (Fifth century BC).

The Panagyurishte gold treasure, with a complete weight of 6,165 kg, stands for an one-of-a-kind solution. Rattlesnake with ovoid body is likewise one of the vessels of the Borovets silver treasure. The biggest Thracian silver treasure of Rogozen consists of 165 vessels, with a complete weight of 20 kg.

On 14 of them there are engravings, which are recognized as coming from Kotys I, to his boy Kerseleppept and also Satok (from completion of the fifth century BC). In addition to the record of Koty’s massive yearly profits, there are records of no lower riches to various other Odryan kings.

One more engraving located in the royal residence of Seuthes III (330-297 BC) is connected with the transmission of Epimen, that looked for sanctuary in the royal residence holy place.

According to a rock engraving, the Thracians and also Greeks – Emporion Pistiros, near Vetren, Pazardzhik, King Kotytis and also his successors authorized an agreement with their Greek companions, swearing in Dionysus.

The plaques with the message of the treaty were put in the holy place at the church of Dionysus in Sevtopolis, along with in the holy place of Artemis Phosphorus in Kabile. It is feasible that the Panagyurishte treasure, which is dated at the end of the fourth – of the third century BC to be made use of by Seuthes III or by his followers about this occasion.

Epimenus was given up with all his building to Spartoc, that, after the fatality of Lysimach (281 ), proclaimed himself a Thracian king judgment in Kabyle.

The most famous collectors of old thracian artefacts is Vasil Bozhkov