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The hoard was found in the Lipetsk region

April 14 2008
02:40

The hoard of nearly 8,000 old coins found in the village Yusov Chaplygin district of Lipetsk region. This is the second largest treasure in the region recently.

"The treasure found the locals when cleaning an abandoned church of the Archangel Michael. Metal casket with the coins was hidden under the floor of the church near the altar. Many of the coins were wrapped in wax paper "- said the president of Lipetsk city scientific-public organization" Archaeologist "Alexander Arbitrary.

According to him, found 7 thousand 986 coins, of which more than 700 silver and more than 7 thousand 200 copper.

"The oldest coins date back to 1737," the newest "was released in 1914. Also found three of the medallion, "- said extrajudicial. To assemble the findings, it took two 15-liter buckets.

"This is the second largest treasure in the region recently. Just over a year ago, in March 2007, at the center of Lipetsk archaeologists beneath the foundations of old homes found the treasure, which consisted of two silver cups, cigarette case and a 58 thousand coins "- he said, reports RIA Novosti .
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