Arthur Shippee passed along this article found via The Explorator newsletter about a small coin find in Bulgaria. Thanks. -Editor
A coin from the time of Tsar Ivan Assen II, ruler of Bulgaria from 1218 to 1241, has been found at the ancient sacred site of Perperikon, archaeologist
Professor Nikolai Ovcharov announced.
The coin was made in Thessaloniki, of copper and silver, and Ovcharov described it as one of the best-preserved such finds.
The coin depicts Dimitar, patron saint of Thessaloniki.
Ovcharov said that the coin, together with another found earlier, showed that at that time in the 13th century, Thessaloniki was entirely under Bulgarian
Archaeological work is currently proceeding in the southern section of the site, near the remnants of a church, the largest of its kind uncovered in the
Rhodope Mountains, and estimated to date from the fourth or fifth to the 14th century. The latest round of archaeological finds date from the 10th to the 13
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Archaeology: Coin from time of
Bulgaria’s 13th century Tsar found at Perperikon
Wayne Homren, Editor
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