Sunday 1 April 2012

A Hoard of VenetianCoins found in Naxos

The coins as discovered

Coins form the Venetian Period, of a great value, were discovered at Sagri of Naxos, as was announced by the Ministry of Culture.

A total of 54 coins were recovered (two stuck together), being Venetian grossi, as well as a closed vase (height: 0,12m) in which the coins had been kept. 
The coins are believed to be Venetian grossi, including coins of the Doges Bartolomeo Gradenigo (1339-1342), Giovanni Soranzo (1329-1339), Andrea Dandolo (1343-1354) among others.

The Hoard has been transerred to the Numismatic Museum in Athens.

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