The hoard, found by metal detectorists, contained more than 3,000 copper alloy coins.
It was buried within this stone-lined pit, which makes it look like a ritual offering rather than a treasure hidden for later. These days many people are fascinated with the rational side of Roman life, the Stoics and Marcus Aurelius and all, but cults of Cthonic gods appeased with gold and blood were also part of that world.
Via The History Blog.
"but cults of Cthonic gods appeased with gold and blood were also part of that world"
...or at least appeased by copper, anyway...
Pennies for the Penny God!
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