- 22 Oct 2019 8:36 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
The coins are of high intellectual and scientific value because they were found at a well-known archaeological site, within a broader context of known artefacts, Janus Pannonius Museum said in its announcement on Monday.
Museum archaeologist Olivér Gábor said such a large quantity of valuable coins is a very rare find, even if the site was likely to contain more Roman artefacts.
The coins were discovered by an archaeological site-reconnoitring volunteer, a detectorist contracted to the museum.
The museum works with more than a dozen such volunteers and an exhibition of their findings is envisioned.
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