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Chronicle of monetary discoveries (IV)

Journal: Tyragetia (Vol.IV, No. 1)

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Page : 273-281

Keywords : Moldova; coin discoveries; roman coins; ottoman coins;

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Monetary discoveries found on Republic of Moldova's territory, recorded during year 2009 are presented. The file of roman monetary discoveries is supplemented by eight issues. Two golden coins are recorded among these: one issued by emperor Diocletianus at Antiochia in AD 286 and another of Maximian Hercule (286-305) issued at Cizic, dated AD 288. Two treasures were found among the Medieval discoveries. The first was found near the localities Novaci and Nişcani, Călăraşi district, in autumn 2009. It is composed of Ottoman issues from Bayezid the 2nd (58 ex.), a Hungarian denar from Mathias Corvinus (1458-1490) and two Moldavian gros issued by Ştefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great). The treasure from Parcani, Soroca district, although found in 1989, is still original and is stored in the collections of the Museum of History and Ethnography at Soroca. The deposit is composed of 16th century to 1599 European coins. A new lot of coins originating from Costeşti, Ialoveni district, was again discovered, including 22 dirhems issued by the Golden Horde, 264 Tatar issues of copper, from which 44 of Costeşti-Gârla type, a gros of Prague and a Bulgarian issue from Ioan Şişman. The discoveries from the surroundings of Cosăuţi village, Soroca district, enrich the numismatic repertoire of the Republic of Moldova with new issues, some of which are attested for the first time.

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