MAIASP. 2023. No. 15

S.S. Filipova (Kyustendil, Bulgaria)

Lost hoard of Roman coins presumably found in Northern Bulgaria

DOI: 10.53737/8461.2023.58.17.032

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The object of the study is a coin hoard that probably belonged to a Bulgarian collector. The hoard was identified before the Law on Cultural Heritage came into force and there is no exact information about both its whereabouts and discovery. There are some reasons to believe that the hoard was found in Northern Bulgaria. The idea of its composition is only based on photos; the measurements and weights of the coins are not available. One hundred and twelve silver coins of the period 175—243 CE were deposited, specifically 111 denarii and one antoninian. One cannot be sure of the accuracy of the available information about the actual amount of the hoard. However, the coin complex deserves publication, since it enables the clarification of our understanding of the composition of monetary circulation in Northern Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of the 2nd — in the 1st half of the 3rd century.

Key words: Bulgaria, Roman Empire, numismatics, coin hoard.

Received July 1, 2023.

Принята к печати July 15, 2023.

About the author:

Filipova Svetoslava Svetoslavova (Kyustendil, Bulgaria). Doctor of Archaeology, Academician Yordan Ivanov Regional Historical Museum

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