Recent excavations at the Empuries site on the Cost Brava, which has been the subject of excavations for 180 years has yielded another major find.

A ceramic amphora shaped vessel was discovered in the cellar of one of the houses being excavated in the oldest part of the city. The vessel contained 200 silver denarii in excellent condition, the coins are dated to the 1st Century BC and are likely to have been hidden by their owner who probably lost them when the house burnt down.

This hoard certainly represents a significant treasure for the owner considering that the average rent at the time was around 2 denarii a month.


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