decorations are varied .The bracelets found very often are: glass , bronze, twisted copper wire.
The bracelets are made by material
containing glass colored in light or dark blue and black .They are in the
form of regular circle and have a
round or ellipse section .Their ends are joint through thinning and
pressing(the junction has a rectangle or square section). The small inner
diameter of the most of the bracelets causes supposition that they were worn
by children .There is an analogy of
similar decorations from other medieval constructions.
The bronze bracelets are flat , made by solid
flat lamellae .There are wealthy engraved ornaments on there front part –
most often straight or crossed wavy lines , rectangles or squares filled with
diagonals and centered circles(ornament “bird eye”).The decoration is
symmetrical and rich on the ends. The carved ornaments are in combination
with imbossed ones – a line of grains – imitation of the technique
The copper bracelets are made of
fourfold twisted copper wire..The double twisted wire is folded into
two and then twisted again. Their ends are pressed and ellipsed like tabs.
Some of the tabs resemble stylized snake heads . These kinds of decorations
are widely spread in the
The rings found in the research works of
the Ryahovetz fortress are made from bronze . They are flat with oval
lamellae . Usually they have etched decorations- short lines and dots in
different combinations . The ornament “ bird eye” is only on some of the rings.
The earrings are very simple ,made of thin
The copper buttons are with regular
spherical shape .They are made of two parts with small tabs which attached to
the garment .They were widely spread during the period of the Second
Bulgarian State.They were usually sewn on the dress to button the sleeves.
The little horn-amulet is very interesting . Its surface is perfectly
polished . It is engraved with lines and dots . The upper part is arch-shaped
and below it there is a semi-ellipsed opening to hang it.
Among the treasures found in the
Ryahovetz fortress is an object (
stylo ). It was used for writing on covered with wax slat (pinakida, Greek
word “pinax”, meaning “ slat “ ). It is a stick made of bronze or iron,
pointed at on end and the other one is formed as a small spade. The last one
was used to clean the wrong text.
The pen from Ryahovetz is made of bronze. The small spade is quite well preserved. It has the shape of an isosceles triangle with slightly rounded ends. The widen part is 2 centimeters and the length of the spade is 3,5 cm. On the top there are three small rings which connect the spade to the shank.