Pristine 5th-century gold coins found under Italian theater


Looks like somebody forgot to tell his heirs about them before he died.

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By Charlie Moore
Daily Mail, London
Sunday, September 9, 2018

A stash of fifth-century gold coins worth millions has been found buried in a pot under an Italian theatre.

Builders demolishing the former Cressoni theater in Como were stunned to discover the cache last Wednesday.

The Roman coins will be examined and dated before ending up in a museum, officials said.

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According to Italian media, the coins could be worth millions of euros.

Local archaeologist Luca Rinaldi told Qui Como: "We cannot speak of a precise value because they are not a marketable commodity, but certainly it is an exceptional find and therefore of inestimable value."

He said the coins dated from the fifth century, adding: "The state of conservation so good that even dating should be fast enough." ...

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