Golden Mask Metal Detectors
Discovering the Thracian Golden Mask
The Golden Mask metal detectors have world recognition, are long established, and are a highly regarded brand amongst the serious metal detecting community. Recognized for the fact that one of its machines found the legendary 2400-year-old golden mask, which belonged to a Thracian ruler, located in the Valley of the Thracian kings in central Bulgaria. This occurrence has awarded the name of the new series of metal detectors manufactured by the company.
Over the last ten years, Golden Mask Metal Detectors have become hugely popular, particularly within Europe, America, and North Africa. Golden Mask metal detectors are recognized as reliable, tough, exceptional performance and easy to use, and comfortable. These detectors have been designed and developed by an experienced detectorist who understands what is required to maximize time conversion to finds.
All materials used to manufacture the detectors are of the highest quality, ensuring longevity, with a five-year warranty on all electronics and two years on all other parts.
The Advantage of Owning a Golden Mask Metal Detector
The advantage of owning a Golden Mask metal detector is the technology; unlike other detectors, which lack depth and recovery speed, the GM’s have a unique electrical system built for deep search performance; they will outperform any other machine even in difficult conditions such as high mineralization.
Golden Mask engineers continue to improve and develop new detectors, so please visit our website often for news of new products.
The Thracian Golden Mask Story
2400 years old mask made of 23.5-carat gold, weighing 672 g. Belonging to King Teres I 450 – 431 BC discovered with the Golden Mask Metal Detector buried at the Valley of the Thracian Kings in Central Bulgaria in August 2004.
Professor Georgi Kitov made the astonishing archaeological unearthing with his team of specialist archaeologists. He quoted, “Other gold masks have been discovered, but all are made of foil-thin gold. Gold masks with this shape and weight are unknown” As well as the King Teres’ golden mask, they also excavated many treasured pieces, including jewelry, weapons, and ritual vessels.
The Golden Mask is now on show at the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia, where the most famous findings from the Thracian period in Bulgaria can be seen. Unfortunately, there is little known about the Thracians. We do not know much because Thracians didn’t have their alphabet, so most of our sources are from the Greek and Roman periods. As you can imagine, the Greeks and the Romans were not much in Favour of the Thracians, so based on what the Greek and Roman historians wrote and the archaeological findings, we can only have a broad picture of the life of the treasures of the Thracian civilizations.
This golden mask is made of solid gold, almost 700 grams of pure gold; what is interesting here is that this mask is not just a thin gold leaf as with other masks, but it’s a solid gold mask; it has a high profile, and according to Dr. Keaton this mask was also used as a cup to drink wine, you would pour the wine and start drinking, when you finished drinking the wine you would put the mask on your face as part of a religious celebration.
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