Bulgaria Culture News - Medieval Coin Treasure Found in Southern Bulgaria

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Treasure of 79 golden and silver coins was found by archaeologists in a rock crack near the village of Gulabovo in Rhodope Mountains.
The find consists of 5 Byzantine hyperperones and 74 Venetian grossso, the crew's chief d-r Borislav Borislavov announced.
The coins were found at hardly 30 cm underground in a rock's crack, covered with stones.
The crack is in the bases of a Thracian sanctuary, which was functioning as a Christian temple.
The way the coins have been buried is also a way of oblation typical for the ancient Thracians.
The five golden Byzantine coins weight between 4 and 4,5 grams, have unique workmanship and are dated between 1295 and 1328 year.
The silver Venetian coins are dated from the beginning of XIII century.
 

by Kristalina Ilieva   

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