“For three years of excavation works in the medieval monastery complex of Sts Peter and Paul in Veliko Tarnovo, archeologists have discovered 840 coins – of them nine are gold and 106 – silver. Besides, 24 silver and seven gold rings have been unearthed as well as 20 gold and 10 silver earrings,” reported yesterday archeologist, Prof Nikolay Ovcharov. From a scientific point of view the discovery of two earrings is especially significant – that of a golden man’s earring which dates back to the Bulgar period of the Bulgarian statehood and another golden earring with a doubleheaded eagle carved in as a token of royalty. Supposedly this second earring belonged to a woman from Shishman dynasty.
A silver ring with a rampant griffin engraved was also discovered. According to Associate Professor Hitko Vachev, the mythical creature was part of the coat of arms of Tsar Mikhail Shishman (1323-1330).
The medieval monastery complex, Sts Peter and Paul in Veliko Tarnovo will be integrated in contemporary environment through a project at the cost of 6 million levs (1euro = 1.95 levs).
Source: Standart News