Coin hoard from village of Dabovitsa (former Shehovo), Burgas district Cover Image

Колективна находка от антониниани от с. Дъбовица (Шехово), Бургаска област
Coin hoard from village of Dabovitsa (former Shehovo), Burgas district

Author(s): Miroslav Klasnakov, Varbin Varbanov
Subject(s): History, Economic history
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: Coin hoard, Dabovitsa

Summary/Abstract: Dubovitsa village is located at 18 km northwest of Sungurlare and about 80 km northwest of Burgas. It is situated at the eastern foot of Stidovska Mountain and in the Luda Kamchia River Valley. On the territory of the village there are registered archaeological monuments and finds from different historical periods.The hoard of antoniniani was discovered during a plowing of a vineyard in 1964, in the Butovo area, 4 km north-northwest of Dubovitsa village. In the same year, 61 coins entered in the museum in Burgas (Inv. № XVII). Later, in 1976, another 7 coins from the same hoard, entered in the Burgas Museum (Inv. № XXXIV). In 2014, 13 antoniniani from the same hoard have been published, kept in the Yambol Museum Fund. From the preserved part of the hoard, the earliest coins are of Trebonianus Gallus - 2,4 %, followed by those from the period 253-260 - 9,5 %, those from the sole reign of Gallienus - 9,5 %, and Claudius Gothicus is represented by 63 coins or 75% (Graphics 1). All the coins are from known and widespread types. After their precise dating, it was found that their hiding and remaining in the ground was in the end of 269 or in the beginning of 270 year. This itself, assumes also a connection with the events from this period, famous from the ancient sources.From the territory of Bulgaria there are data for another 19 coin hoards, witch ends with coins of Claudius Gothicus. Their concentration is in the eastern part of nowadays Bulgarian territories (map 1). Their hiding is associated with the invasions of the Goths from 269-270 year. Their remaining in the ground and their concentration in a certain area is due to the battles in which the Romans suffered losses. By its internal composition, the hoards from the period can be referred to the group of the so-called "circulation" hoards. Their connection with the army is undoubted, although it is not certain whether they belonged to soldiers or other inhabitants of the Danube provinces related to the army.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 184-205
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian