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Hundreds of Roman gold coins have been unearthed in the basement of an Italian theater.
The coins were found in a stone container during excavations at the site of a former theater in Como, northern Italy, according to the country’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC).
The article goes on to state the following:
The hoard has been dated to the late Imperial era, which goes back to the 5th century.
“We do not yet know in detail the historical and cultural significance of [the] finding,” said Italian Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli, in a Facebook post, noting that the area is full of archaeological treasures. The discovery, he added, “fills me with pride.”
The coins were found at the site of the 19th-century Teatro Cressoni, which closed in 1997, Euronews reported.
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