Elif Özer / Aizanoi Excavation Directorate.
Archaeologists found in the city of Aizanoy in 2019, a ceramic jug containing an ancient treasure of silver coins 2,000 years old, dating back to the early period of the birth of the Roman Empire.
It became clear after scholars’ study of this treasure that the jug contains 651 silver coins, including 439 coins with a value of a dinar, which was the most common coin in that period, and 212 silver coins called Cistophorus were in circulation in the cities of Asia Minor.
All of these coins were minted during the years 4-775 BC. That is, during the difficult and unstable period of the Roman Empire, punctuated by a slave uprising, civil wars, bloody repression and the punishment of dictators. Around the middle of this period (30 BC) the Roman state formally transformed from a republic to an empire.
And notice the silver coins pictures of the political leaders of the time. Caesar Julius, one of the first Roman dictators, went forever in history and was treacherously murdered in the second year of his reign. Also a picture of his murderer Pruitt, as well as Mark Anthony and Octavian Augustus. These three ruled Rome after Julius, but they entered into a deadly power struggle, in which Octavian, who became the first emperor of the Roman Empire, was victorious.
According to scholars, the person who buried this treasure was a high-ranking officer in the Roman army, but why he buried it remains a mystery. Some believe, however, that this officer was a witness to the bloody turmoil that lasted decades before the Empire was declared.
Archaeologists consider this treasure of silver coins to be found the largest among the previously discovered treasures.
These silver coins are currently displayed, after experts have finished studying them, in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Source: Vesti. Ru