Rogozen Treasure

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Rogozen Treasure
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Material silver
Created 400 BC - 300 BC
Discovered 1985 at Rogozen
Present location Vratsa Regional Historical Museum
National Historical Museum, Sofia
A goblet of the Rogozen treasure.

The Rogozen Treasure (Bulgarian: Рогозенско съкровище), called the find of the century, was discovered by chance in 1985 by a tractor driver digging a well in his garden in the Bulgarian village of Rogozen. It consists of 165 receptacles, including 108 phiales, 55 jugs and 3 goblets. The objects are silver with golden gilt on some of them with total weight of more than 20 kg. The treasure is an invaluable source of information for the life of the Thracians, due to the variety of motifs in the richly decorated objects. It is dated back to the 5th-4th centuries BC.

Honour[edit]

Rogozen Island off Robert Island, South Shetland Islands is named after the settlement of Rogozen in connection with the Rogozen Treasure.

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Sources[edit]

  • Marazov, Ivan. The Rogozen Treasure. Sofia : Svyat Publishers, 1989.