600 kilogram hoard of coins found by construction workers

While carrying out routine work on water pipes in southern Spain construction workers have found 600 kilos of ancient Roman coins. Dating back to the late 3rd and early 4th cent., the bronze coins were found inside 19 Roman amphoras in the town of Tomares near Seville.

Bronze Roman coins found (by News.com.au)
Bronze Roman coins found (by News.com.au)

The coins are stamped with the inscriptions of emperors Maximian and Constantine, and they appeared not to have been in circulation as they show little evidence of wear and tear and it is thought they were intended pay the army or civil servants.

Bronze Roman coins found (by News.com.au)
Bronze Roman coins found (by News.com.au)

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