A treasure trove of coins dating back to the 19th–20th centuries found during excavations in Kostyansky Pereulok

July 4
Culture

According to Alexei Yemelyanov, Head of the Moscow Cultural Heritage Department, Moscow archaeologists discovered a collection of yellow metal 5 and 10 roubles coins in Kostyansky Pereulok.

"Moscow archaeologists found a treasure trove of about sixty 5 and 10 roubles coins dating back to the times of Nicholas I in Kostyansky Pereulok. The money dates back to the late 19th — early 20th centuries. We presume that the owner hid them in the basement during the October Revolution or the Civil War. This treasure is one of the largest ones found in Moscow over the past few years," Head of the Moscow Cultural Heritage Department said.

Alexei Yemelyanov added that the treasure is worth about RUB 1 million, roughly estimated.

The coins date back to the late 19th — early 20th century. They have stuck together, so archaeologists could not establish their exact number on the spot.

The treasure trove was found inside a tin box, only fragments of which survived. It was found during dismantling of a building's basement. Experts suggest that the coins were hidden there during the October Revolution or the Civil War.

Now work in Kostyansky Pereulok continues.

Earlier, during the excavation on the banks of the Yauza River, in the area of Serebryanicheskaya Embankment,  a metal street cleaner's badge of the late 19th century and a unique old tableware have been found: a glass and a tin plate made in Europe.

Source: mos.ru

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