Archaeologists in Hungary have uncovered a stunning medieval treasure hoard that is thought to date back to 161-169 AD. The treasure, which was discovered during a routine excavation, consists of gold coins, jewelry, and other objects. This exciting discovery provides a fascinating glimpse into the rich history and culture of central Hungary.
The treasure hoard dates back to the 3rd or 4th century AD. The exact location of where it was found is being kept secret by the Hungarian government until further excavation can be completed on the site. Archaeologists were surprised to find more than 100 pieces of gold jewelry, including brooches, necklaces, and earrings, along with hundreds of coins and other objects near the village of Csóvás.
The treasure comprises gold coins, jewelry, and other objects that date back to the 3rd or 4th century AD. The exact location of where it was found is being kept secret by the Hungarian government until further excavation can be completed on the site. Archaeologists were surprised to find more than 100 pieces of gold jewelry, including brooches, necklaces and earrings, along with hundreds of coins and other objects near the village of Csóvás.
“It was a routine rescue excavation
conducted prior to construction activities
and we stumbled upon this extraordinary
treasure,” said Pálmi Harangi, a researcher from the University of Pécs who is involved in the excavation. “The gold treasure was not stolen from a museum or an archaeological site. The owners of these objects buried them in the ground as a hiding place and due to various reasons never came back.” [ARTICLE CONTINUES]
Some of the coins from the hoard, which was found in central Hungary, were minted during the reign of Roman Emperor Lucius Aurelius Verus. The coin depicts a portrait of the emperor on one side and a two-horse chariot on the other. Archaeologists say that another coin is dated to AD 161-169 and bears the image of another emperor, Marcus Aurelius. It is believed that the treasure may have been buried in approximately AD 350.
“The material was probably part of a fortune amassed by a wealthy family,” said Harangi. “It all started with a chance find on our last day on site [of] a small, golden earring. We found another six pieces on the next day. This led us to believe that there might be more objects in this area, which was confirmed by our further excavations.”
The hoard of coins, which include pieces from Aquileia depicting Matthias Corvinus (King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490), Vladislaus II (King of Hungary &Croatia-the latter being minted after his reconquest in 1511) ,LouisII(kingofHungaryand croatiacurrently allies at Battle Mohács defeat Suleiman Magnificent Ottoman Empire under Pius II ) suggest that this precious relics remained hidden following up with advancing armies Ottoman who conquered Kingdom Of Hungar /Alexis III Stovereigns graves near Budapest where they were found.
The hoard was hidden by citizens of Aquileia, Italy in response to the advancing armies of Ottoman Empire after their defeat at Louis II’s battle for Mohacs against Suleiman the Magnificent.
A city-state that rebelled agains Venice during this time period and eventually became famous as an important trading post along ancient Silk Road routes with Central Asia; its residents were known both within Europe and throughout Western Asia for minting coins featuring Matthias Corvinus (King Of Hungary And Croatia From 1458 To 1490), Vladislaus II(kingof Hung&Croat).