Hundreds of gold coins dating from Rome’s late Imperial era, the 4th or 5th century, were found Friday at a dig in Como, Italy, according to the Italian Ministry of Culture.
The ministry shared photos of the shiny coins, which were spilling out of an amphora — a Roman jar with two handles — buried in the dirt
Minister Alberto Bonisoli said the discovery “fills me with pride.”
“We do not yet know in detail the historical and cultural significance of the finding,” Bonisoli said in Italian on Facebook, “but that area is proving to be a true treasure for our archaeology.”
See photo of the coins in the amphora below: