Construction workers in Spain were pleasantly surprised to discover amazing treasures while digging a ditch. They unearthed 1,300 pounds of ancient Roman coins in 19 big antique jugs dating back to around the 3rd to 4th century A.D.
This crew of construction workers truly astonished everyone by accidentally stumbling upon these pots of treasures.
While digging, their instruments hit upon something “unusual” that led to the discovery of some ancient jugs. As some of the jugs had broken while digging, the “treasure” eventually spilled out of them—the excited workers couldn’t help but only gaze at the ancient coins packed inside the jugs!
They found 19 jugs in all, which were later identified as amphoras, a type of Roman container, in Seville, Spain.
“The machines hit against something that wasn’t normal for this soil,” Lola Vallejo, Tomares urban councilor, told CNN affiliate Atlas.
“The workers immediately stopped, and soon discovered that there were many coins there, inside broken amphoras,” said Vallejo.
The bronze Roman coins, weighing more than 1,300 pounds (approx. 590 kg), dated back to around the third to fourth century A.D.
“What is incredible is a discovery of this size—there are 19 amphoras, all complete, and I can assure you that they can’t be moved by one person alone, because they weigh so much due to the coins inside,” said Ana Navarro, head of the Archaeology Museum in Seville.
Some experts believe the coins were “brand new” because they have no sign of use, while others assume the coins were minted to pay taxes to the Roman Empire.
The unusual and rare-looking coins will be placed in the Seville Archeological Museum after being examined. This treasure will surely bring forth a lot of history that is yet to be learned.
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