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Enormous haul of ancient Roman coins unearthed in Spain


< mention class =”el-editorial-source”>(CNN) More than 1,300 extra pounds (590kg)of bronze Roman coins dating to the Third century A.D. have actually been uncovered by building and construction workers excavating a trench in Spain.

 
The coins were located in 19 amphoras, a type of Roman jug,

 
in Tomares, a town in Seville district. Lola Vallejo, Tomares metropolitan councillor, told CNN-affiliate Atlas that a team had actually been excavating a ditch to install electrical power to a park when they found the extraordinary discover.
“The equipments hit versus something that wasn’t typical for this dirt,” Vallejo stated. “The employees promptly stopped, and also quickly uncovered that there were lots of coins there, inside busted amphoras.”
 
 

READ: Walker discovers uncommon gold coin in Israel Unbelievable find< div course=” zn-body __ paragraph “>”What is incredible is a discovery of this dimension– there are 19 amphoras, all complete, as well as I can ensure you that they can not be relocated by someone alone, since they evaluate a lot as a result of the coins inside,” said Ana Navarro, head of the Archaeology Museum in Seville.

“10 of (the containers) were broken while they were digging up the trench, and the others, as you can see, we have here, whole and loaded with this collection of coins,” she claimed.
The first theory is that the coins were to be used to pay tax obligations to the Roman realm, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/29/europe/spain-roman-coins-found/index.html

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