A tourist found silver coins from the 13th and 14th centuries under an uprooted tree near Piešťany.
He has reported it to the Regional Monuments Board (KPÚ) in Trnava. Its workers found 147 middle-age silver coins after searching with a detector. The coins are mostly Wiener pfennigs but there are also Hungarian imitations of Wiener pfennigs that were minted in the years 1251 and 1330.
The coins were probably stored in a leather or fabric wrapper, Matúš Sládok of KPÚ Trnava opined, but there were no traces left of the wrapper.
Died or did not remember
Mass findings of pfennigs, which were hidden during the mid-14th century, are not uncommon, according to Sládok.