Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ancient Greek Silver Coin of Medusa Found at Historic Site

Ancient Greek coin used by Macedonian soldiers as a protective medallion. The image of Medusa on the coin was believed to protect the soldiers life.

Bulgarian archaeologists have made crucial discoveries at the residence of the rulers of the Odrysian Kingdom, the state of the most powerful tribe of Ancient Thrace, including details about its sacking by the troops of Philip II of Macedon.

The discoveries have been made within the project of Bulgaria's National History Museum, whose team started in early June 2011 the largest alpine expedition in the history of Bulgarian archaeology in order to excavate the residence of the rulers of the Odrysian Kingdom.

Bulgarian archaeologists uncovered the unique residence of . . .

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1 comment:

Dave said...

Amazing to think how many more coins are still out there waiting to be found.