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Description: A part of the treasure from Nagy Szent Miklos.
Dates from VIII-IX century, gold, replica
The original is preserved in the Art Historical Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum) in Vienna, Austria.
The golden vessels of the treasure from Nagy Szent Miklos have a ornate decoration with complicated and extremely finely worked details and figures, testify to the skill of goldsmiths workshops where they were made.
Provenance: Discovered in 1799 near the city of Nagyszentmiklós in northern Banat region (then part of the Kingdom of Hungary in the Habsburg Empire, today in Timis region in western Romania, near the Hungarian border).
Presented by: National Museum of History (NMH), Sofia, Bulgaria
Source of information: NMH - Sofia
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