Hundreds of 14th century gold, silver coins found near Kladruby monastery in Bohemia

The Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen has announced that a treasure trove of hundreds of gold and silver coins from the 14th century were found in a forest near the Kladruby monastery in the Tachov region.

The museum will present the find to journalists on Wednesday, a spokesperson said. An unnamed man found the coins in March when walking through the forest in Stříbrsko. A gold coin and several silver ones were exposed after being dug up by wild pigs, the museum spokesperson said.

Among the coins are gold ducats bearing the image of Charles IV, Albrecht of Austria, Rupert of the Palatinate, and from the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, and silver groschen of Wenceslas II, John of Luxembourg and Charles IV. The trove was likely buried in the late 1370s.

Author: Brian Kenety