MessageToEagle.com – A massive ancient treasure of 600Kg (1,300lb) Roman coins has been discovered in Spain. The bronze coins are estimated to be worth millions of Euros.
The ancient coins were found accidentally inside 19 Roman amphoras, a type of jar, in the town of Tomares near Seville while construction workers carried out routine work on water pipes.
The Romans conquered the Iberian Peninsula in 218 BC, ruling until the early fifth century, when they were ousted by the Visigoths.
“It is a unique collection and there are very few similar cases,” Ana Navarro, head of Seville’s archeology museum, which is looking after the find, told a news conference.
Some of the containers were broken, with the coins spilling out of them, while others were intact.
The coins are stamped with the inscriptions of emperors Maximian and Constantine, and they appeared not to have been in circulation as they show little evidence of wear and tear.
It is thought they were intended to pay the army or civil servants.