The richest collection on the Balkan Peninsula
consisting of gold and silver decorations from the 13th – 14th century
is arranged here to the attention of the visitors. These are several
treasure sets remarkable samples of the mediaeval goldsmith's, and
silversmith's trade discovered by the village of Dolishte by Varna.
They include bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and applications
from a special head decoration.
The interlaced bracelets with flat ends
are made of high-grade silver.
The earrings are various
in form and decoration which is either filigreed or granulated.
Among the objects were found the two silver but gold plated charm
icons with inscriptions in Greek and with relief depicted images
on them of Christ Blessing, St. George and St Theodor Stratilatus.
From the same treasure are the man's belts
made of red gold-woven silk with silver and gold-plated applications,
buckles and tips decorated with geometrical and floral ornaments
and scenes with fabulous and real animals. In
two separate showcases are exhibited decorations found at archaeological
excavations or by chance in Varna and the surroundings. Of special
interest here is the woman's silver belt, the gold interlaced bracelets
and the gold seal ring.