The invention was made by detectorist, Michał Łotys, who was surveying farmland for items of agricultural tools accidently misplaced within the topsoil.
Mr Lotys notified the Provincial Workplace for the Safety of Monuments (WUOZ) in Lublin, as per the Safety and Care of Historic Monuments Act of 23 July 2003.
In Poland, it’s forbidden to conduct an novice seek for artefacts utilizing a metallic detector, both for industrial or for private use until licensed by native authorities, requiring all finds to be reported which turn out to be the property of the state.
An inspection by archaeologists means that the cash have been deliberately deposited in a ceramic jar in layer of subsoil, which accommodates 1,000 crowns and Lithuanian schillings from the seventeenth century.
The whole hoard weighs 3kg and consists of layers of compressed cash within the jar, 115 cash which have been dispersed by way of agricultural exercise, 62 closely oxidised cash and several other items of cloth.
Why the hoard was purposely buried is but to be decided. Hoards could be thought-about an indicator of unrest, typically on account of durations of battle or for have been buried for monetary safety.
Through the seventeenth century the area was a part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, which was topic to a collection of invasions by Russo-Cossack forces in 1655, and Sweden in 1656 – a interval often called the “Deluge”.
The hoard has been transferred for additional examine on the Archaeology Division of the Museum of Southern Podlasie, in Biała Podlaska.