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Discovery of great Roman treasure in 1937 in Spain

Discovery of great Roman treasure in1937 in Spain

On a rainy morning on August 19, 1937, the siblings Eusebia and Tomás Roldán found an amazing treasure in northwestern Spain. A strong downpour brought out an object that looked like an old cauldron.

Intrigued siblings approached the find and pulled on the handles. The copper cauldron, weighing 45 kg, turned out to contain 10, 000 coins.

After 67 years, the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid completed the process of restoring coins. Finds are silver and copper coins from the reign of 18 different Roman emperors. Coins are dated around 240 – 269 CE.

The treasure will be returned to the Museum in Palencia, where it will be on permanent display.

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