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Scuba Diver Finds Oldest Coin in Bulgaria

September 10, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Sofia News Agency. 09/10/2014 (http://www.novinite.com)

An ancient coin believed to be the oldest one found so far in Bulgaria has been discovered in the Black Sea just off the town of Sozopol.

According to Vladimir Penchev, numismatist at the National History Museum (NHM) in Sofia, the coin made of electrum (a gold/silver alloy) can be dated back to the second half of the 7th century BC as originating from the kingdom of Lydia which means it is at least 2,650 years old.

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