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Treasure of silver coins discovered by the archaeologists in the Rusokastro fortress
Thursday, 02 Aug 2018 - Archeological Museum
A treasure of seven silver coins was discovered during the excavations in Rusokastro Fortress. The coins were found alongside each other as a collective mint find. At the moment, four of them are not separated because this should be done in a special restoration workshop. The coins have a nominal of groat, and are known by the name tornesel. They were minted in the Principality of Achaea, also known as the Despotate of the Morea. It was located in Peloponnese (today's Greece) and formed after the fourth crusade.

Coins are approximately 0.9 g heavy. The face is represented by an equal cross, and on the opposite side is a tower of a Catholic cathedral. The treasure was discovered during the study of a monumental representative building with dimensions 20 m in length and 8 m in width, in which three solid stone staircases were built, carrying vaults and a second floor.

The researches of Rusokastro Fortress have been organized by Regional historical museum in Burgas and are funded by the Municipality of Kameno and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.
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