Golden artifacts found outside Bulgarian fortress

Published on April 10th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks


A gold ring and golden leaf from a wreath have been unearthed outside the fortress gate of Sozopol in Bulgaria.

The ring has a semi-precious stone and most probably dates back to the Roman era (first to the fourth century CE). The golden leaf from a wreath dates back to the fourth to the third centuries BCE.

At the time Sozopol’s name was Apollonia and it was an independent and democratic state and it was not possible for state leaders to wear golden wreaths, the report said. Still it is known that the Greek poleis were working golden wreaths for Thracian tsars with whom the Black Sea Greeks had beneficial political and economic contacts, according to the report.

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Story: The Sofia Echo | Photo: Julia Lazarova, The Sofia Echo

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