Imagine hiding over 4500 coins in the wall of your home, never to see them again. That’s apparently what happened to a blacksmith way back in the 4th century.
Earlier this month, Archaeologists were excavating a dig site in northeastern Portugal when they uncovered the ancient Roman coins within the wall of a blacksmith’s home.
The blacksmith had the coins within a sack. The coins escaped the strains of time, but the sack didn’t. It disintegrated.
Interestingly, the site archaeologists are excavating not only includes the blacksmith’s home, but also a spa and another house with heated rooms.