Thursday, November 29, 2012

40 silver Roman coins from 3rd century found at Odeon site in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv

"Archaeologists working at the Odeon site in Bulgaria’s second city of Plovdiv have found 40 silver coins said to date from the third century CE when the city was under Roman rule. The coins were said by archaeologists to have been minted during the Severan dynasty, while ruled from 193 to 235 CE and variously feature images of four different emperors. The Odeon site, dating from the second to fifth centuries, is the location of a Roman-era theatre, and is smaller in scale than Plovdiv’s well-known ancient theatre in the city’s Old Town. The coins were found near the complex of administrative buildings at the northern end of the forum complex."

Read the rest of the article at Sofia Globe

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