Here's an article from Bulgaria about the discovery of a hoard of Byzantine gold coins. -Editor
A Byzantine gold treasure from the 5th century Byzantine Era, i.e. the early period of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium), consisting of a hoard of gold coins of Emperor Theodosius II
which were probably hidden when the major Roman city of Marcianopolis (Marcianople) was destroyed by Attila's Huns, has been found by archaeologists in Devnya, Northeast
The newly discovered gold coin hoard consists for the time being of 14 coins featuring the image Emperor Theodosius II (r. 408 – 450 AD), one featuring his wife Aelia Eudocia,
and one featuring his first cousin, Emperor Valentian III, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire from 425 until 455 AD, shortly before its collapse.
Among other things, Marcianopolis / Devnya is known for the discovery of one of the largest coin hoards ever found in the world back in 1929: the Devnya Coin Treasure
consisting of over 100,000 silver Roman coins, denarii, minted in the 1st – 3rd century AD by a total of 44 Roman emperors and empresses, with a combined total weight of over 350
The total of 16 gold solidi, most of them minted by Theodosius II (r. 408 – 450 AD), the third longest ruling Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, popularly known today as
Byzantium, have been discovered by archaeologists excavating the ruins of ancient Marcianopolis in Bulgaria's Devnya.
The archaeological team led by Dr. Hristov Kuzov from the Museum of Archaeology in the Black Sea city of Varna at first found 10 of the 5th century Byzantine gold coins. Two
more were found the following day, and three more gold solidi were discovered hours later, reports the "Devnya Ancient and Modern" Facebook page.
One of the newly discovered Early Byzantine gold coins was minted in the name of Emperor Theodosius II's wife, Aelia Eudocia.
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BYZANTINE GOLD COINS HIDDEN DURING HUN INVASION DISCOVERED IN ANCIENT MARCIANOPOLIS IN BULGARIA'S DEVNYA
Wayne Homren, Editor
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