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15th-Century pot of gold & silver coins found

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While digging in Hoef en Haag, a town in central Netherlands, waterworks employees recently unearthed a remarkable archaeological relic: a centuries-old pot filled with hundreds of gold and silver coins. There were no rainbows or leprechauns in sight, but as Janene Pieters reports for the NL Times, experts are nevertheless excited by the discovery, which they hope will shed light on a little-known period in the area’s history.

The pot o’ gold was found in early March by employees of the drinking water company Oasen, who immediately alerted archaeologists in the city of Utrecht. Inside the earthenware cooking pot were 500 coins, 12 of them gold, the rest silver. Remnants of textiles were also found in the vessel, which may suggest that the coins had been bundled into bags or cloth.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/15th-century-pot-gold-and-silver-found-netherlands-180968515/

https://nltimes.nl/2018/03/01/15th-century-pot-gold-found-excavation-near-dutch-city

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susieice

Wow. Talk about timing. I'm watching the movie Leprechaun right now. Be careful one doesn't come looking for his treasure!

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Not A Rockstar

Haha why can't I find something like this instead of deer bones the dogs buried? :/

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mysticwerewolf
19 hours ago, susieice said:

Wow. Talk about timing. I'm watching the movie Leprechaun right now. Be careful one doesn't come looking for his treasure!

my first thought as well.

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