In France, archaeologists have found more than two thousand coins of the XII century

© Photo : Université Lumière Lyon 2Монеты of the Abbey of Cluny in Eastern FranceIn France, archaeologists have found more than two thousand coins of the XII century© Photo : Université Lumière Lyon 2

Archaeologists from the University of Lyon, Université Lyon-II found in the Abbey of Cluny in Eastern France, more than 2.2 thousands of unique coins of the XII century, according to the newspaper Parisien.

According to the publication, teachers and students of Lyon University began excavations at the former Benedictine Abbey in Upper Burgundy in September. Discovered on the site of the ancient infirmary of the coin was presented to the press on Tuesday.

According to the head of the excavations, archaeologist-lecturer Anne Baud, in total, the Abbey was found more than 2.2 thousand of ancient French silver coin denier and Obol, released mainly at the Abbey of Cluny. Also, archaeologists have found 21 gold Dinar of the Muslim from Spain and Morocco, the sheet of gold leaf in the box and «the small Golden object.»

«This finding is incredibly rare and special,» concluded Baud.

As writes the edition, the coins of the denier belong to the first half of the XII century, and dinars to the period 1121-1131 years. The value of the treasure is estimated at «three to eight horses or provisions for six days for the Abbey,» which at that time there were about 200 inhabitants. «Very significant sum», — said, in turn, archaeologist Vincent Borrell.

© Photo : Université Lumière Lyon 2Монеты of the Abbey of Cluny in Eastern France In France, archaeologists have found more than two thousand coins of the XII century© Photo : Université Lumière Lyon 2Монеты of the Abbey of Cluny in Eastern France

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