2,000-year-old coins found on the Gotska sand island


Published 25 March 2023 at 17.42

Domestic. On Gotska Sandön north of Gotland, two Roman silver coins have been found, reports SVT Nyheter Öst.

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During the late 19th century, a lighthouse keeper at name Hjalmar Söderlund said he found a Roman coin on the island. It was then met with skepticism. The finds of coins this March say he may have been right.

But now around 2,000-year-old coins have been found, described as a “very unusual archaeological find”.

According to Johan Rönnby, professor of marine archeology at Södertörn University, the coins may be remains from a sunken ship.