Discovery Of A Treasure With More Than 6,500 Medieval Coins And A Princess’s Ring, It Was Under A Wheat Field.

Have you ever felt that an unexpected and special event, episode, discovery awaited you, as if they were part of a destiny already written especially for you?

If the answer is yes, you can certainly understand the astonishment that some Poles felt when in the middle of a field of lambda wheat, they had the chance to unearth a real treasure. It is no exaggeration to describe the incredible discovery of more than 6,600 medieval coins and precious objects in this way. Silver coins, gold rings, and more: this discovery is one of those destined to speak not only for its content but also for the way it happened.

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As often happens in these cases, it is the most unique people who play a key role. Here in Sluszkow, a village in west-central Poland, a priest helped bring the medieval treasure in question to life for the first time in nearly 900 years. It was he, in fact, who provided archaeologists with assistance and important information so that they could investigate objects that might be present underground.

Intrigued by the rumors and the possibilities of making a discovery of enormous magnitude, Dr Adam Kedzierski, an archaeologist at the Polish Academy of Sciences, embarked on the adventure of research. Thus, thanks to the religion, the analyzes focused on the famous wheat field. Tools in hand, archaeologists began to dig. It didn’t take long for them to find a ceramic vase literally filled with precious items. It was then that everyone knew there was something special to discover.

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The silver coins, which bear the image of a large cross, date from the end of the 11th century or the beginning of the 12th century. But the treasure does not end there. With them, archaeologists found of Czech coins, Danish, Hungarian and German, as well as other funds extremely rare representing Sieciech, a lord of the court of the Duke of Poland Ladislas I st  (1044-1102). Four gold rings completed this wonderful treasure, one of which bore an inscription in Cyrillic concerning a woman named Maria.

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image credit: Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology of the Polish Academy of Sciences – The First News

This object in particular concentrates all the attraction of the discovery. According to experts, it could be the alliance of Princess Dobroniega Maria, daughter of Vladimir the Great, Prince of Kiev. 

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image credit: Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology of the Polish Academy of Sciences – The First News

This is not the first time that farmers and locals have reported medieval artifacts found by chance in the fields. We really wonder what other incredible stories are hidden in the most “empty” and unsuspected places!

source used: The First News

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