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6 November 2023, 17:37

Italian archaeologists have discovered more than 30,000 bronze coins on the seabed

Italian archaeologists have discovered more than 30,000 bronze coins on the seabed
Recently, a team of Italian archaeologists discovered more than 30,000 bronze coins on the seabed off the northeast coast of the Italian island of Sardinia. These coins, according to scientists, provide a new look at the history of the region and its importance as a crossroads of ancient trade routes.

The find was made in the territory of the Arzachena commune, located along the coast of Sardinia. Researchers believe that this is a place of frequent encounters with historical artifacts.
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
A diver who dived in this place previously shared his discovery. After his message, archaeologists reached the site of the find. A detailed survey revealed more than 30,000 bronze coins lying on the seabed.

As archaeologists noted, the found bronze coins - folis - are in good condition, only a few of them are significantly damaged. These coins were minted approximately in the first half of the 4th century.
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
The discovery of these coins is of great historical significance. At the time they were minted, Sardinia was part of the Roman Empire and the island was a vital crossroads for trade connecting the Western and Eastern Mediterranean. This find sheds light on the economic and strategic importance of the island during this period.
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
Their safety and transportation to the research site were among the priorities. Archaeologists have resorted to advanced cleaning and conservation techniques for the artifacts to ensure they remain in good condition for further study and display. Each coin tells a story, and researchers strive to uncover the mysteries of ancient Sardinia's connections to the Mediterranean world.
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
Screenshot from video cultura.gov.it
Source: cultura.gov.it

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