Wednesday 12 May 2010

Byzantine and Venetian Hoard found in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

A pot with byzantine coins was found in "Kale" (Castle), Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia. It contains 46 gold coins issued around 1250 by John III Doukas Vatatzes, emperor of Nicaea and 77 silver coins minted by various venetian rulers and dated up to the 1280s. The hoard was discovered during digs by a team of archaeologists led by Dr Mitrevski.

Source: Utrinski Vesnik, 12.05.2010

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