C.C.C.H.B. (Celtic Coinage and Coin Hoards from Bulgaria)

“One must have evidence, because knowledge is not mere true belief”.
(Butcharov. The Concept of Knowledge)
A number of factors should be borne in mind when dealing with the coin collections from Bulgarian museums. Since the early 1990‟s attempts have been made by a number of Bulgarian and international experts to get access to information on the coin collections in the various museums around Bulgaria, and publish a comprehensive account of the information contained within…

THE ZARAVETZ PHENOMENON – On the Celtic Hillfort in Veliko Tarnovo (n.e. Bulgaria), and Zaravetz Lead and Bronze Coinage



“Who can I recite my work to here, but yellow-haired Coralli, and the other tribes of the barbarous Danube?” 
(Ovid, Ex Ponto. Book EIV.II To Cornelius Severus: A Fellow Poet)
The Hill of Zaravets (Tsaravets) overlooks the town of Veliko Tarnovo in today‟s northeastern Bulgaria. Situated on the strategically important Jantra river which links it to the Danube, Zaravetz is best known…














Patalenitsa II – Another Celtic Strymon/Trident Hoard from Southwestern Bulgaria

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The recent publication of Volume V of the wonderful CCCHBulg (Coin Collections and Coin Hoards from Bulgaria) series has provided further valuable archaeological evidence of Celtic settlement in southwestern Bulgaria in the immediate pre-Roman period. Particularly interesting among the published ancient coinage…
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