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Title: Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
Post by: Aleph on September 09, 2018, 05:49:54 pm
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/09/europe/roman-gold-coins-italy-theater-trnd/index.html


Title: Re: Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
Post by: Jay GT4 on September 09, 2018, 07:23:44 pm
Saw this.   Amazing!


Title: Re: Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
Post by: wileyc on September 09, 2018, 09:58:18 pm
Quite the picture of that!


Title: Re: Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
Post by: Meepzorp on September 10, 2018, 02:30:27 am
Hi folks,

Interesting story.

This is perplexing because the theater opened in 1807.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
Post by: Arados on September 10, 2018, 06:09:16 am
I visited Lake Como and surronding villages a few years ago, the topography of this region of Italy is breathtaking.

What an important and wonderful archaeological find.


Title: Re: Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 07, 2018, 05:19:12 am
From the History Hunters Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/298463540700297/photos/a.306967369849914/343267386219912/?type=3&theater

This Roman hoard was discovered in Como early September in the excavation of the basement of a former modern theater. They were exactly one thousand gold coins, each about 4.5 grams, dating from early first century to AD 472-474, plus three earrings, three rings and the fragment of a ingot contained in a Roman Amphora.


Title: Re: Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
Post by: Rui G on April 07, 2019, 08:44:21 am
Very nice find. Hope one day I'll discover some in my old house at countryside.


Title: Re: Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
Post by: Felisin on April 19, 2019, 05:30:26 pm
Woah, what a find. Crossing my fingers I stumble on a healthy cache one day.