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100 Roman coins were likely an offering for safe passage across river – News


When amateur treasure hunters discovered 107 ancient Roman coins on the banks of a river in the Netherlands at the end of 2017, they had no idea why the coins were there. Now archaeologists have cracked the case.

In Roman times, there was likely a shallow crossing known as a ford at this narrow part of the river, and superstitious travelers probably offered up coins to guarantee safe passage across the waterway, like a wisher throwing a penny into a fountain, archaeologists wrote in a report released June 6 by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.

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