Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The discovery of the second medieval hoard from Słuszków

Sep 13, 2022, 3:00 PM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Speakers

Adam Kędzierski Michał Zawadzki (The Royal Castle in Warsaw – Museum )

Description

The first Słuszków Hoard was found in 1935. Dated to the first years of the 12th century, it contained 13,061 coins, mainly late cross pennies, 7 silver flans and 33 silver ornaments. For many years, numerous attempts were made to establish the exact findspot, but without success. In 2020, during a new archaeological survey a second hoard was unexpectedly discovered in Słuszków, similar in chronology and composition to the first deposit. Not less importantly, its ceramic container was only slightly damaged – all the coins had remained within, which enabled a thorough investigation of the site of discovery and the pot itself. The second hoard numbers about 6,500 coins and a few ornaments, including four gold rings. Both finds must be related and most likely were hidden at the same time.

Primary author

Michał Zawadzki (The Royal Castle in Warsaw – Museum )

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