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Description: A part of the treasure of Khan Kubrat (632-665), gold, replica
The original is preserved in the State Hermitage - St. Petersburg, Russia.
This treasure is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Khan Kubrat was from the bulgarian dynasty of Dullo and the founder of Great Bulgaria.
The treasure consists of 700 gold and silver objects. The objects in the treasure are over 25 kg and silver - 50 kg. Thorough and long investigations undoubtedly relate the find to the grave of the Bulgarian ruler. Among the belongings there are the impressionable insignia of khan's power - a scepter and a gold horn as well as the symbols of the patrician's dignity with which khan Kubrat was honored by the Byzantine emperor Heraclius - a gold patrician's belt (cingulum), bracelets and a ring with monogram.
37 gold and silver vessels, the greater part of which is a set for wine, are from the khan's treasury. The objects of the discovery are different origin. A part of them was made at the goldsmith's workshop of the khan's court. Others were war spoils or received as gifts of honor from the Byzantine emperor or the Persian padshah.
Provenance: Discovered in 1912 near the village of Malaya Pereshchepina (Ukraine)
Presented by: National Museum of History (NMH), Sofia, Bulgaria
Source of information: NMH - Sofia
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