New Delhi, These coins are said to date back to 82 BC, the year in which General Lucius Cornelius Sulla fought a bloody war with the leaders of the Roman Republic against his enemies, in which he emerged victorious and later became an autocratic ruler of the country.
Archaeologists believe that a soldier must have hidden the coins in the forest. Among the 200 coins found, the archaeologists found that 175 coins were silver. He must have hidden it in the ground for safekeeping, but he must have been killed in battle.
Archaeologists said the coins found are worth tens of thousands of dollars in the current market. These coins were found in the forest of Livorno in Tuscany, Italy. Federico Santangelo, historian and head of classics and ancient history at Newcastle University in the UK, said it is possible that
Such coins may have been hidden by a merchant. As such, Stangelo was not involved in the discovery. Researchers also found some coins in the pottery in 2021, but they were not revealed until the investigation was completed. It was recently uncovered after members of the group found a hoard of coins in the woods of Tuscany.
Investigations revealed that the earlier coins date to 157 or 156 BC, while the later ones date to 83 or 82 BC.