Treasure trove of coins found in Ha Tinh province

Coins discovered in Ha Tinh Province, Thanh Nien News 20141011

Some 22kg of Chinese and Vietnamese coins were found buried in a garden in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province.

Coins discovered in Ha Tinh Province, Thanh Nien News 20141011
Coins discovered in Ha Tinh Province, Thanh Nien News 20141011

Vietnamese, Chinese ancient coins dug up in Ha Tinh
Thanh Nien News, 11 October 2014

About 22kg of Vietnamese and Chinese ancient metal coins, some dated back to the 11th century, were found buried in a garden in Ha Tinh Province.

The garden’s owner, Dang Van Sinh, said he saw some strangers, who may be thieves, digging in the garden late on Oct. 4.

The busted thieves ran away, leaving the coins, which were kept in five terra-cotta jars, one of which was broken. The vases had been buried two meters underground, Sinh said.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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