In Poland, a farmer accidentally found 1000 coins of the 17th century

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(ORDO NEWS) — It became known that a treasure of the 17th century was found in Poland. It was hidden in a clay jar. Archaeologists say that the find is unique in its own way and is a great rarity.

The treasure was discovered near the village of Zanyuvka, in the Lublin Voivodeship. The lucky man who discovered it is called Michal Lotis.

And it’s hard to believe, but Mihas is not an archaeologist or a treasure hunter. He is an ordinary farmer who was looking for lost agricultural equipment in the field after tilling the soil.

It is not known whether the Pole found his equipment or not, but with the treasure he immediately turned to the voivodeship office for the protection of monuments in Lublin.

By the way, in Poland ordinary people are forbidden to look for treasures. In July 2003, the government passed a law, according to which searches for artifacts with metal detectors are allowed only with a license.

Even if you are lucky enough to find a treasure, according to current laws, it belongs to the state.

Archaeologists carefully examined the jar with coins. In total, about 1,000 coins were found in the pottery. These were crowns and Lithuanian shelages of the 17th century.

The total weight of the coins is 3 kg. Due to a long stay in the jug, several upper layers have compressed. There are damaged and oxidized artifacts.

It’s obvious that someone deliberately hid the money in the field, but who exactly did it? When? Why? – we will never know this.

It is known that in the 17th century there was a Commonwealth of Nations on the territory of modern Poland. At that time, the Swedish war was going on and the Swedes were simply ruining the country.

Then the Great Northern War began. It is possible that someone wanted to hide their savings in this way so that they would not be taken away.

Most likely, the owner of the money was killed, and no one else knew about the money.


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