Loukovit treasure

The Loukovit treasure
The Loukovit treasure
The Loukovit treasure consists of 3 small pitchers, 9 phials and a large number of silver appliques, decorated with animal motifs and figures of horsemen
The Loukovit treasure consists of 3 small pitchers, 9 phials and a large number of silver appliques, decorated with animal motifs and figures of horsemen

Loukovit treasure
(4th century BC)

The treasure of Loukovit must have been buried in the period of the Macedonian rule in Thrace, perhaps during the reign of Alexander the Great, when he was crossing the lands of the Tribally. It was dated to the second half of the fourth century BC.

The treasure consists of three small pitchers, nine phials and a large number of silver appliques, decorated with animal motifs and figures of horsemen.

On two of them a lion with gilded mane attacks a stag whose legs are folded under the body.

The artifacts are the work of different craftsmen which shows that it was brought together gradually and also proves the rich artistic life in the northern Thracian lands in the fourth century BC.






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