Roman coin hoard found in Switzerland
- Published: Nov 24, 2015, 6 AM
1. 4,000 Roman coins found in Switzerland
Daily Mail reports that a 4,000-piece hoard of Roman bronze coins has been found under a cherry tree in Ueken, Switzerland.
The hoard, which is thought to have been buried 1,700 years ago, Daily Mail reports, was found in July by a vegetable and fruit farmer on his land in Ueken. It is already being hailed as one of the biggest coin hoards ever found in Switzerland.
All told, 4,166 coins have been unearthed, and they are in excellent condition according to news accounts.
According to Daily Mail, the coins date back to the reign of Roman Emperor Aurelian, who was in power from AD 170 to 275, and Emperor Maximillian, who ruled from 286 to 305.
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