Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Coin Treasure on Black Sea Coast

Archaeology | September 27, 2012, Thursday // 19:01|  views

A file photo shows Bulgarian archaeologist Prof. Daniela Agre with an Ancient Thracian find. Photo by Politika newspaper

A team of Bulgarian archaeologists has found a coin treasure from the 3rd century BC near the southeastern-most Bulgarian Black Sea village of Sinemorets.

The coin treasure was discovered by the team of Prof. Daniela Agre excavating archaeological sites in the region in a ceramic vessel.

"We are now working, cleaning around the vessel. Once we lift it, we will be able to say how many are there. This is a treasure consisting of silver coins, a large one," she told the Focus news agency.

Prof. Agre explained the vessel containing the coins was found buried next to a tower of the fortified home of an Ancient Thracian ruler that has been known to the Bulgarian archaeologists since 2006.

The archaeologist pointed out that there are only a few cases in which coin treasures of such scope have been found during excavations in Bulgaria.

She believes the coins in question were most likely minted by Alexander the Great or his officer and successor Lysimachus. Agre promised to provide more information later.

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Tags: Sinemorets, Black Sea coast, excavations, excavation, Black Sea, Ancient Thrace, Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great, Lysimachus, Daniela Agre, archaeology, archaeologist, archaeologists


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