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Dimitrov Seuthopolis

Dimitrov, Karmen and Vladimir Penchev.  Seuthopolis v. II. Ancient and Medieval Cons From Seuthopolis.  (Sophia, 1984).

Green cloth, large format, 161 pages, 51 plates with coins. Coins found during excavation with catalogue of 1336 ancient coins as well as 862 coins from medieval settlement. Bulgarian language with good 10 pages summary on English language. Rare and unknown publication to collectors in North America.

Seuthopolis, in the Tundza River valley, near the modern town of Kazanluk, was almost completely excavated in 1948 - 1954 prior to the building of a dam, which then flooded the settlement remains. Directors of the studies: Prof. D.P. Dimitrov, Dr M. Chichikova.

Identified as the residence of the Odrysian king Seuthes III (330 - 300) and the center of its state on the grounds of the inscription found with the excavations mentioning the city name. The city was built as per the Greek examples according to a rectangular general plan drown up in advance. Fortification walls with towers and bastions with stone foundations and superstructure of sundry-bricks. Streets crossing at right angles closed insulae. Houses with foundations of rough stone and mud and walls of sundry-bricks. Wells and sewerage system. Fortified citadel (residence of the ruler) in the northern zone of the city. Plenty of archaeological finds. Rich collection of coins of Seuthes III. The inscription from Seuthopolis, the results of the excavations and the numerous finds (amphorae stamps, coins, pottery, etc.) have been published in different editions as well as in a series of volumes under the same name.