The Hen with Golden Chicks treasure trove

A short evocation of the place where the Goths buried in a hurry their treasure in 376 CE, when threatened by the marauding Huns, in what is now Pietroasele, southeastern Romania. They left in haste dashing towards the safety of the nearby Roman Empire frontier, burring there one of the important golden treasure troves found in Europe. It was discovered by local peasants in the 1830s, with a dramatic and checkered history afterwards, including a stint in Moscow during the Great War and the Bolshevik Revolution, being now the main exhibit at the National Museum of History in Bucharest.

Album published in 1889 detailing the content and history of Pietrosele treasure trove (source: Wikipedia)
Album published in 1889 detailing the content and history of Pietrosele treasure trove (source: Wikipedia)

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Pietroasele Gothic treasure trove, a result of the Hunnic threat of 376 CE
Pietroasele Gothic treasure trove, a result of the Hunnic threat of 376 CE

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