The Late Antique Varna Treasure (beginning of the 6th c. AD) was found in 1961. It consists of 9 items weighing 417 g. These are 2 massive bracelets, a diadem, parts of 3 necklaces, a cross and 2 belt applications. All are made of pure gold.
The overall look of the treasure leaves no doubt that it represents a set of jewelry belonging to a prominent representative of the early Byzantine community in Odesos. The jewelry from Varna is a product of masterful goldsmiths. The elements of crudeness from the Hellenic or the Roman period are compensated for by the colour diversity of the materials used. The most probable version is that the treasure is a local product of the Odesos School of jewelry making. It must have been buried into the ground in the time of the Barbaric attacks on the Empire.
The treasure is kept in the Archaeological Museum in Varna.