Numerous finds during ring-road construction

After six months of fieldwork at the ring-road construction at Ostrów Wielkopolski (Western Poland) the archaeologists summed up the discoveries recently. The archaeologists discovered prehistoric settlements connected with the Lusatian culture (1000-800 BC) and Przeworsk culture (200 BC- 400 AD) and numerous valuable artefacts.

Coins found during the construction (by S. Miłek)
Coins found during the construction (by S. Miłek)

Among the artefacts a treasure trove of coins and glass objects was found. It consists of nearly 40 silver denarii dated to 1st and 2nd century AD, over a dozen beads and few silver fibulae, of which one is dated to 5th century.

Partially preserved fibula (by S. Miłek)
Partially preserved fibula (by S. Miłek)

Near to that treasure a discovery of melted silver was made with few shards of 11th-12th century pottery shards. Another find was made about 30 metres away where a trove of 67 silver Roman coins was discovered. The coins were emitted under the rule of Emperors Vespasian and Commodus, dated to 1st-2nd centuries AD. At another site silver raw material was found weighting about 1 kilogram. All of the troves are dated to the Migration Period and could have been deposited in a short window of time, before 5th century AD.


Glass beads (by Nauka w Polsce)
Glass beads (by S. Miłek)


(after Nauka w Polsce & S. Miłek)

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