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Strange Discovery! Unearthed Silver And Bronze-Coated Roman Coins Discovered In Spain

Travelers Today       By    Kenaniahxpress

Updated: Nov 08, 2016 06:00 AM EST

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A huge quantity of treasure trove was accidentally uncovered by construction workers in Tomares, Spain. Nineteen jars of silver and bronze coated coins was bared before them as they are digging trenches in soon to be Zaudin Park. Immediately the all the works in the park paused because of the unexpected discovery.

The unearthed urns were buried a meter deep and weighed a total of 1,300 pounds. It was immediately brought to the Seville Archaeological Museum, where experts remarked the recovery as a rare find. The jars concealed with bricks and ceramic fillers, expert says are called "amphoras". Though several of the jars broke, nine remained intact. Archaeologists said excavating the Roman jugs was difficult because it was heavy and delicate.

"I can assure you that the jugs cannot be lifted by one person because of their weight and the quantity of the coins inside," said Ana Navarro Ortega, head of the museum. "So now what we have to do is begin to understand the historical and archaeological context of this discovery." The researchers at the museum dates back the treasure from the end of the fourth century as it bears images of emperors Constantine or Maxmian on one side and images of various Roman stories on the other. They also surmised that the coins were newly minted before it was buried.

Ortega added that the coins are unlike the existing coin collection. They have even contacted their counterparts in Britain, France and Italy concerning the troves and all of them concluded the Tomares jars are the most important finds from the era. After the initial findings of this historic anthology, academics are searching for answers why the jars were buried and several theories circulated.

The Andalusian Department of Culture, believed that the coins were set aside to pay imperial taxes or army levies. This is based on the fact that Rome conquered Spain in 218 BC and their rule their continued until the fifth century. A professor of ancient Greece and Rome at Western Kentucky University, Richard Wiegel, said the unearthed coins was perhaps buried during the era of "great discord in the Roman Empire." The coins after thoroughly examined were put on display for public viewing. This article was also featured in The Vintage News.

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Tomares, spain, Romans, Tomares Jars, Seville Archaeological Museum, Ana Navarro Ortega, Richard Wiegel, Western Kentucky University, Zaudin Park, Archaeologists
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