Another denarius treasure found in Spain!

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  1. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Too bad the Romans and the Greeks didn't make it here! :(

    Since the article is in Spanish, I'm including its translation using "Google Translate":

    Recent excavations have unearthed a treasure of 200 silver coins, a "simpulum 'to extract the wine, remains of amphoras and various ancient structures

    Archeological excavations during the month of July in the Roman city of Ampurias (Girona) have led to some extraordinary findings: a treasure consisting of 200 Roman silver coins a simpulum or ladle bronze to extract the wine, the remains of twenty amphoras for storing wine and various structures of the phase oldest city of the Roman occupation, said yesterday the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia.

    The 200 denarius, in good condition, were within a ceramic vessel shaped amphora, apparently, he was buried and hidden by its owner in the first century B.C. as a result of a fire that hit their home. Silver coins have been tentatively dated between 115 B.C. and 81 B.C. and their faces appear representations of Rome (a figure and a helmet), animals (elephants) and allegories (victory), as recorded by the Catalan News Agency. In the Greek city of Ampurias they have found more abundant numismatic sets, but this is the most important Roman city.

    It is the most important treasure of coins from the Roman city of Ampurias

    The simpulum bronze and amphorae of wine, mostly from itálica origin, correspond to a hold of a Roman domus bajorrepublicana, which had already dug some private rooms, plus a kitchen space and service. This home of a wealthy family occupied the southern sector of the so-called Insula 30, an island of buildings that housed the public baths and was located between the two main streets of the Roman city.

    The results of the excavations of this July are very important because they provide insight into the early stages of the Roman settlement of Ampurias, when it had not yet been made reforms Augustan era: a first thermal set and a set of local or tabernae. The archaeological course ends on Saturday July 23.
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  3. Smojo

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    Someone, Sallent maybe? Posted a similar article but was taken from "The History Blog"
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  6. monetarium

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    Sorry Mat, I didn't see yours! :facepalm::jawdrop:
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