Another discovery which happened by chance. In 1963, people from the agricultural cooperative in the small town Letnitsa were building new cowshed. When they started to dig its foundations, just 50-60 cm underground they discovered bronze vessel turned upside down. When they lifted it, inside they found lots of small silver applications, many of them gilt. The workers divided the treasure among themselves. Fortunately, the curator of the local museum in Lovech succeeded to collect all the applications afterwards – thanks to the local doctor who witnessed the discovery.
Among the applications there are tiny silver pieces typical for the horse munitions from 4th century BC, along with perfectly preserved horse bridle. On the applications there are different scenes, illustrating probably the idea of a hero. On one piece he is fighting a bear, another represents him fighting an wolf, on the third he is throwing a spear while his servant follows him.
Those applications illuminate the ancient Thracian mythology and their beliefs, allowing us to peek deeply into the Thracian culture and life.
Today the Treasure from Letnitsa is represented in the galleries of the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia.