Large coin cache found in Macedonia May 16, 2010Posted by Yilan in Macedonia.
The chest contained 44 gold coins and 76 Venetian silver coins, dating back to the Byzantine Era.
The gold coins bear images of Byzantine kings and Biblical motifs, while the silver ones are stamped with the images of Venetian leaders.
According to archaeologist Pasko Kuzman, the coins belonged to the business partners of Byzantine rulers, who lived in other the regions and the Venetian Republic which had close commercial ties with medieval kings.
Since the coins were all found in a small box, they might have had great value at the time and were carefully kept, Kuzman said.