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Cronica descoperirilor monetare (IX)
Chronicle of monetary findings (IX)

Author(s): Ana Boldureanu
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a Moldovei
Keywords: numismatics; coins; Moldova

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the coin finds discovered in 2014 and in early 2015. One of the most important discoveries of 2014 is a hoard of drachmas from Histria found somewhere in the left bank of the Dniester River. The author cites data on 26 coins from the hoard. This finding is dated the middle of the 3rd century. There are presented several Roman coins issued by Marcus Aurelius (161-180), Elagabalus (218-222), and Philip the Arab, which were found at different times in and around the village of Sauca, Ocniţa District. During the spring field work in the village of Gârbovăţ (Anenii Noi District) there was found a siliqua issued by Constantius II, which was minted at Antioch and dates back to the period of time between September 9, 337 and the end of 347. This coin is a rarity, at least for Moldova. There are several findings dating to the Middle Ages, including five Moldavian coins of Alexander the Good (groschen and half groschen) and Stephen IV as well as a Polish shilling of John II Casimir, which were discovered near the village of Rădenii Vechi, Ungheni District; coin finds in the area of the Soroca fortress in 2014 and in the spring of 2015; coins found in the village of Ciuteşti, Nisporeni District, etc. Among the finds from the village Opriseni, Chernivtsi region (Ukraine) there is mentioned a groschen of Peter I Muşat (1375-1391) minted after 1386/1387.

  • Issue Year: IX/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 315-322
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian