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Archeo route sites

Archaeological site Beegden - The Beegden treasure trove

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Archaeologists moved in at Eerdweg in Beegden when construction work threatened ...

Archaeologists moved in at Eerdweg in Beegden when construction work threatened to disturb the site. The excavations turned up a Late Roman treasure trove! The coins date from around 350-435 C.E. This is astonishing, since there is little trace of habitation anywhere in the Netherlands from this period. A complete cache of coins like this has never been found before in Maasgouw. This horde probably belonged to a travelling bronzesmith. That would explain the wide-ranging dates of the coins, the presence of a clipped coin and a bronze plate. The pieces were lying so close together that they had probably been in a leather or linen bag. The find includes 36 bronze coins, three of which show the Emperor Valentinian III. 

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PLEASE NOTE: The location of the spear is along the cycle path on the Kanaalweg, just past the junction with the Eerdweg in Beegden.

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Kanaalweg
Beegden

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