It’s hard to surpass the excited imaginations of ancient medieval fortresses filled with bounties of hidden treasures. For a lucky few, imaginations turn to reality.
That’s likely what happened to archaeologists who recently discovered a small hoard of ancient golden coins in an old medieval fortress named Markely.
The fortress, located in Karnobat, Bulgaria, has yielded other archelogical finds since excavations began in 1986. But the ancient Byzantine coins from the 11th and 12th centruary are standouts.
According to the news account by news.bg, 37 golden coins from three Byzantine emperors, a golden ring and five gilt loops were found in a clay pot.
The Byzantine coins inluded:
- 31 coins were of Nicephorus III (1078- 1081)
- 4 coins of Alexius I (1092-1118)
- And 2 coins of John II (1118-1143).
For the original article, read Golden Treasure Found in Medieval Fortress Markely.