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08-20-2013, 12:33 PM
14th-century poison ring found near Bulgaria’s Kavarna


Bulgarian archaeologists working on the remains of the medieval fortress on Cape Kaliakra, near the town of Kavarna on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, have found a well-preserved poison ring, Kavarna city hall said on August 20.

The find is the first of its kind not just at Kaliakra, but anywhere in Bulgaria, the head of the dig, Boni Petrunova, the deputy director of the National Archaeology Institute and Museum in Sofia, said.

Made of bronze, the ring has a small box welded to the bezel and was meant for a male, most likely worn on the little finger, Petrunova said.

The ring was a stand-alone find in the inner city on Cape Kaliakra, in an area that housed the local aristocracy – since 2011, more than 30 items of jewellery, made of gold, have been found there, she said