Ancient Jar of Roman Gold Coins Discovered Under Italian Theatre

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Archaeologists unearthed a pot of gold coins dating back to the 5th century AD under an abandoned theatre near Milan, Italy.

The gold coins, about 300 of them, were found during archaeological excavations in the basement of the condemned Cressoni Theatre in Como, a town located 30 miles (50 km) north of Milan. The theatre, opened in 1870 and shuttered in 1997, will be knocked down after archaeologists finalise their investigations, according to The Local.

Around 300 coins were stashed in the jar. (Image: MiBAC)

Unearthed last week, the soapstone jar and its precious contents were sent to a facility in Milan operated by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. Archaeologists are meticulously working their way through the jar,

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