27 Dacian Koson coins recovered


Ernest Oberlander-Tarnoveanu, general director of National History Museum of Romania (MNIR) said on Monday at a press conference held on occasion of bringing back to Romania 27 gold Dacian Koson coins that this action represents a “success.” On occasion of the press conference held at the museum, the 138 gold Koson coins recently recovered from Ocolisul Mare village in Hunedoara County were also displayed, coins brought to MNIR to be subjected to expertise. The two lots of Dacian coins recently recovered from Italy and from Hunedoara County are made up of Koson coins issued by King Koson (about 44 – 29 before Christ), one of Burebista’s followers. King Koson’s coins are the only issues of Dacian coins with a legend written in Greek letters minted on them, mentioning the name and title of the king that issued them.