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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 41, October 8, 2017, Article 22

SOUTH BOHEMIA SILVER COIN HOARD DISPLAYED

A hoard of silver coins discovered in the Czech Republic is on display at a museum there. Here's a photo - a simple, but attractive layout. Thanks to The Explorator newsletter for the link. -Editor

South Bohemia hoard display

Two rare treasures have been discovered by chance this year in South Bohemia. One of them, consisting of hundreds of silver coins from the 11th century, has now gone on display at the Museum of Práchen in Písek.

A vessel full of silver coins was discovered in the spring of this year in a forest near the village of Retec in the Písek region, by a woman who was walking her dog. Ondrej Chvojka, archaeologist of the South Bohemian Museum in Ceské Budejovice told Czech Television that the disovery was very unique.

Half of the coins date back to the rule of Spytihnev II, while the rest to the era of his father, Bretislav I.

Archaeologists believe the coins were buried in the ground at around the year 1061. Because they were made of very pure silver, they have been preserved in excellent condition. They will later be classified according to their stamping.

To read the complete article, see:
RARE COIN TREASURE TROVES HEADED FOR CZECH MUSEUM (http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/rare-coin-treasure-troves-headed-for-czech-museum) Best Price Coins E-Sylum ad01

Wayne Homren, Editor

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