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Archaeologists discover massive Medieval coin hoard in Central Hungary


At the end of December 2020., the Ferenczy Museum Center conducted archaeological research at the medieval site of Ujjlengyel, during which they found a unique, almost 7000-piece coin treasure.


Archaeologists discover massive Medieval coin hoard in Central Hungary
Credit : Ferenczy Muzeumi Centrum



The two-day rescue investigation was led by Balazs Nagy, the museum's numismat in cooperation with the volunteers of the Community Archaeological Association. The research was based on the fact that in 2019 a coin that was concluded in almost 150 pieces was found.


Archaeologists discover massive Medieval coin hoard in Central Hungary
Credit : Ferenczy Muzeumi Centrum

During the December archaeological entrance, they searched for more coins, but the treasure found a bit further from the original place, on a nearby hill.



Archaeologists discover massive Medieval coin hoard in Central Hungary
Credit : Ferenczy Muzeumi Centrum



Considering the density direction of surface funds, experts opened a 1 x1 meter mine, this is a pot whose belly was ripped out with money. It's rare to see how deep plowing destroys and worries the memories hidden in the ground. In case of the treasure, the eke broke the pot containing coins in half and pulled them away in a particular direction, so you could follow the money drawn in cups. The broken vessel could not be kept in one piece, so the medals in it were picked up on the spot.


Archaeologists discover massive Medieval coin hoard in Central Hungary
Credit : Ferenczy Muzeumi Centrum

The compound consisted of almost 7000 pieces of silver money and 4 gold coins: the earliest defeat is a Lucius Verus (161-169) silver denarius, and a dozen Aquilean denarius, and in favor of I. Matyas (1458-1490), II. Ulaszlo (1490-1516), and II. Louis (1516-1526) contained denars and obulus. During the pick up, the vessel in the belly line under four, I. Matyas (1458-1490) was flattened goldforin. During the washing we noticed a Vatican Denar II. Pope Pius (1458-1464) comes from the issuance of money and is considered a rare medal in Hungary.


Archaeologists discover massive Medieval coin hoard in Central Hungary
Credit : Ferenczy Muzeumi Centrum



The age-old value of the founder band could be identical to about 74 goldforints, which could buy 7 horses at the time, and today a luxury car. The treasures were hidden in their settlement, probably during an attack along the road connecting Pestet with Nagyk orros.


Archaeologists discover massive Medieval coin hoard in Central Hungary
Credit : Ferenczy Muzeumi Centrum

The closing time of the find is caused by the latest defeat by 1520, therefore the attack caused by the Turkish destruction of 1526., specifically when the Turkish army headed from Budahim to Szeged in 1526


Archaeologists discover massive Medieval coin hoard in Central Hungary
Credit : Ferenczy Muzeumi Centrum



In Hungary, such treasures related to Turkish destruction following the battle of Mohacs are rare. In Pest county, this is the highest worth of medieval medal that has come up so far, so it is considered a serious research result.


The museum intends to continue exploring the shooting range and treasury in the coming period.


Source: Ferenczy Museum Centrum [January 12, 2021]



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