Are you glad when your coil picks up a coin? But if there are two of them? And what about such number of coins that can’t be counted, so they are counted by weighing? And above all, it isn’t necessary to have a metal detector to hunt for a hoard.
A huge Roman hoard was discovered in the south of Spain… The really huge one.
19 amphoras filled with bronze coins. Some of amphoras were broken, some are undamaged. There are so many coins that the initial assessment was made by weighing them – the coins’ total weight is about 600 kg.
All the coins are made of bronze, showing virtually no traces of usage. Bearing images of emperors Constantine, Maximilian, and Diocletian. The coins date back to the 4th century AD.
Archaeologists have already assumed the coins may have been gathered for taxpaying or have been intended to be the salaries of the army.
But whatever assignment the hoard might have had in the past, now this find is unique not only for Spain, but for the whole world!