Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Roman silver coin hoard found in Turkey


Most coins were minted in Southern Italy.
The jug of 651 silver coins date to the reign of Augustus who ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD. They were found at the ancient Greek city of Aizanoi, Turkey. The hoard includes coins of Julius Caesar, his assassin Brutus, and Mark Antony. Researchers quess the coins were likely brought to Aizanoi by a high-ranking Roman army officer.