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Roman gold coins found in the Netherlands

A hoard of gold Roman coins has been unearthed in an orchard in the Netherlands. A hoard of coins dating from the final days of the Roman Empire has been found in an orchard in Gelderland. Experts believe the fortune was buried by a Frankish military leader in the second half of

1,400-year-old coins found in Byzantine ruins

A hoard of 1,400-year-old coins has been found in the ruins of a building in a Byzantine-era town in Israel. As a Persian army supported by a horde of Jewish rebels marched on Jerusalem in 614 CE, Christians inhabiting a town on the main route inland to the city hid a

Odd Roman pot found in Switzerland

A Roman cooking pot filled with oil lamps, each containing a coin, has been found at the site of Vindonissa in Switzerland. “What astonished us was the quantity and the combination of coins and lamps,” said Aargau cantonal archaeologist Georg Matter. “We suspect this is a ritual burial,” he said, but stressed

Coins and baths found at Roman barracks in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working at Roman barracks in Bulgaria have uncovered a treasure of silver coins and baths. "The result of excavations proved quite amazing. We uncovered well-preserved floor made of hydraulic mortar - having the sealing properties. It originally covered the entire surface of one large room in the barracks. The use

Roman coins found at Japanese medieval castle

A cache of Roman coins dating to the 3rd-4th centuries A.D. have been found at the ruins of Katsuren Castle in Japan. Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa Prefecture, the local board of education said, the first time such artifacts have

Gold coin with Nero’s face found in Jerusalem

A rare gold coin featuring the face of Emperor Nero has been found in Jerusalem. The coin dates to around A.D. 60, shortly before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70, sacking the city and tearing down the Second Temple, an important holy site for Judaism. It was discovered during excavations

Cache of 12th-century coins found in Azerbaijan

A jar containing 273 copper coins has been found in Azerbaijan. The coins date back to the rule of Eldiguzids dynasty (12th century), also known as Atabegs of Azerbaijan. The inscriptions show that the coins were minted on behalf of the Seljuk Sultan Arslan Shah (1161-1176). The name of the Abbasid Caliph was

Silver denarii cache found in Spain

A cache of 200 silver denarii dating back to the 1st century B.C. has been found in Spain. The 2,500-year-old Empúries site on the Costa Brava continues to provide surprises. The last three weeks of excavations, carried out by thirty students attending the 70th edition of Archaeology Course of Empúries, lead

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