Archeologists in Portugal have found more than 4,500 Roman coins bundled together inside the wall of a blacksmith's house dating from the fourth century.
Antonio Sa Coixao, who is leading excavations in Coriscada in northeastern Portugal, said Wednesday by telephone the 4,526 copper and bronze coins were inside a hollow wall and covered by dirt and tools. The coins had apparently been put in a sack which had mostly disintegrated, he said.
"It looks like someone was trying to hide them, but they never went back to get them," Sa Coixao said.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Archaeologists in Portugal net haul of Roman coins