Shipwreck: The Coin Hoard of the Six Emperors

12 Oct-24 Feb. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek presents a huge hoard of ancient Roman coins discovered by divers off south-east Sicily after a storm in 1991.

Dating from the latter half of the third century, the coins and other shipwrecked-artefacts such as pottery vessels and bronze weights were washed up near the ancient city of Camarina.

The exhibition comprises more than 4,000 Roman bronze coins in what is one of the largest such hoards from the Mediterranean. The collection is particularly significant given that it consists of Roman coins minted in German towns in the northernmost part of the Roman empire - the likely starting point of the ill-fated merchant ship.

The exhibition has been organised by the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in collaboration with Sicily's Parco Archeologico Terracqueo and the Museo Regionale di Camarina.


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Address Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, tel. +4533418141.

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Shipwreck: The Coin Hoard of the Six Emperors

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, tel. +4533418141.

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