Japanese archaeologists have found in excavations in the Saitama Prefecture, the largest in the history of the country a cash hoard
260 thousand coins of the medieval “Age of warring States” (Sengoku period -the second half of XV – beginning of XVI century) were in a well-preserved jug with a height of 70 centimeters. According to experts, when the burial of treasure coins tied with a rope, passed through a special hole in the middle of each coin.
Archaeologists believe that the burial was done after the XV century to preserve property during the time of troubles.
The treasure is exhibited in the vault of the cultural values of the city of Kumagaya. “This is Japan’s largest discovery of coins in a clay jar. It is also the largest and the number of discovered coins,” said representatives of the Museum.
The Sengoku period began in the fifteenth century, when the shoguns samurai clan Ashikaga lost control of the country. This led to the decentralization of state power and military confrontation between the rulers of the various provinces.
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