Scholars decided that the vessels were parts of different sets. They had been collected for a long time and represented a family treasure, handed down from generation to generation. They must have been buried into the ground at the time of disaster or danger hoping that after its end their owners would collect them again. No doubt such a danger appeared during the time of the marches of the Macedonian kings Philip II and Alexander III the Great (382-323 BC).
Naturally the great historical value of these vessels is not in the precious metals but in their unique decorations. In them we can notice various motifs. There is a range of geometric figures: elements of plants (tree branches, rose twigs, lotus blossoms; animal figures (winged lions - griffins, winged Pegasuses, winged goats) and realistic figures (dogs, panthers, and birds). Among the mythological symbols most interesting are religious and ritual scenes, representing the beliefs of the ancient people. Such a scene is, for example, the meeting of the ancient hero Heracles and Avge - the priestess of the goddess Pallas Athena.
There was also the battle of Heracles with the mythical ama-zons (warlike and insidious creatures of the unreal mysterious world).
Most important for us are the images of the Thracian Great Goddess, worshipped even by the ancient Greeks under the name of Bendida. She is represented as a mighty rider of a lion or driving a chariot with four horses.
On several of the vessels there are inscriptions containing Thracian personal names (Cotis, Satok, Kerseblept), as well as the names of Thracian settlements unknown to us (Saidava, Beo, Argiske). These inscriptions give clear indication of the creators of the vessels and the settlements where there were made. For these settlements is Thracian without any doubt.
This is the reason why the Rogozen Treasure is of exceptional importance as a monument of the history and the culture of the ancient Thracians. Their culture combines original artistic tradition and motifs, borrowed from ancient Greek mythology. Their artistic and technical knowledge has left a lasting and deep trace in the applied crafts and the artistic images, unparalleled in their exquisiteness. This treasure still remains a unique monument of ancient art in