MAIASP. 2019. No. 11

B. Borislavov (Sofia, Bulgaria), E. Georgieva (Sofia, Bulgaria), I. Prokopov (Sofia, Bulgaria), M. Doychinova (Sofia, Bulgaria)

COIN HOARD FROM THE RESCUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS AT SITE 11 CHUKOVEZER VILLAGE, DRAGOMAN MUNICIPALITY. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS WITH COIN HOARDS FROM THE REGION OF SOUTHWESTERN BULGARIA

DOI: 10.24411/2713-2021-2019-00022 

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This paper focuses on coin hoard found in a ceramic vessel during rescue archeological excavations in Chukovezer village, Dragoman municipality, Sofia district. Coin hoard consists of 23 roman bronze coins folles from the period of the Tetrarchy and Constantine the Great.

The earliest coins (2 coins) belong to emperors Galerius Maximianus and Maximinus II Daia. The most numerous coins (13 coins) are those struck under Constantine the Great. The next small group of coins (8 folles) belong to emperor Licinius I.

The event that provoked the concealment of the hoard was the First Civil War between Licinius I and Constantine I that began in 316, and the battle at Campus Mardiensis (Harmanli) in particular, taking place probably in the late 316 early 317.

The further issue discussed in the paper is comparative analysis with coin hoards found in the region of the Southwestern Bulgaria with roman coins of the same period.

Key words: numismatics, coins, coin hoard, Roman coins.

Received November 11, 2019

Accepted for publication December 2, 2019

About the authors:

Borislav Borislavov (Sofia, Bulgaria). PhD (archaeology), National Archaeological Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia, Head of archaeological research at the Chukovezer village

E-mail: gdoytsch@gmail.com

Elitsa Georgieva (Sofia, Bulgaria). Chief expert in Gold & Numismatic, First investment bank Sofia

E-mail: gdoytsch@gmail.com

Ilya Prokopov (Sofia, Bulgaria). PhD (archaeology and ancient numismatics), ScD (history, archaeology and applied history), Professor, lecturer in South-West University Neofit Rilski (Blagoevgrad) and in University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (Sofia), Editor in chief of CCCHBulg.

E-mail: gdoytsch@gmail.com

Marina Doychinova (Sofia, Bulgaria). PhD student in ancient numismatics, keeper of coin cabinet at Regional History Museum Sofia, member of CCCHBulg.

E-mail: gdoytsch@gmail.com