Dating ancient roman coins

16-Jul-2015 08:22 by 9 Comments

Dating ancient roman coins

The museum is in a former public bath building near the site of the excavations of Serdica. This is the second-largest coin hoard found in Serdica since excavations began.The part of Serdica where the artifacts were found lies under a square near the St. The blog calls Serdica the precursor of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. They renamed Serdica as Ulpia Serdica, and during Trajan’s reign it became the center of a Roman administrative region.

Suffice it to say, this is very first time that ancient Roman objects have been discovered in ‘faraway’ Japan – thus alluding to a really odd scope where archaeological evidence clashes with conventional historicity.

As for the context of this incredible discovery, a team of archaeologists have been conducting their excavation project at the castle site since 2013.

And analysis of these coins by X-ray assessment revealed that some of the specimens were embossed with Roman letters and possibly the image of Emperor Constantine I, accompanied by a spear-armed soldier.

I believe they probably got the [Roman] coins in Southeast Asia or China.

Identifying ancient Roman Imperial coins can be a daunting task for novices and professionals alike.

The hoard has other coins between those years with various emperors and relatives depicted on them.

The coins were cached in a ceramic vessel with lid. The silver coins and their container and an ancient clay lamp, also found during excavations, were turned over to the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Interestingly enough, the researchers have also found other types of coins, with few having their origins in 17th century Ottoman Empire.

This bizarre scope naturally brings up the question – how did ancient Roman coins turn up in a medieval Japanese castle.

Experts are at work studying them and restoring them.

After the experts are finished restoring the items, they will be on exhibit in the Museum of Sofia History, which opens September 17, 2015.

As for its previous archaeological record, the castle, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, was home to exquisite tile works and Chinese porcelain, all dating from the contemporary 15th century.