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The exhibition "Money circulation in the Carpathian Curvature - from antiquity to the twentieth century. XVIII ”presents the main discoveries on the territory of Buzău county, covering a very wide chronological level: from the sec. III î. BC and until the beginning of the century in the 19th century.
Monetary types from the sec. III î. BC - II AD are reflected especially by the monetary treasures from Cârlomăneşti and Băbeni (composed of Dacian silver coins), as well as those from Homeşti (composed of republican and imperial Roman coins) and Cislău (imperial coins) . The late period of the Roman Empire is represented by numerous isolated discoveries, made of bronze, issued during the reigns of Emperors Constantine the Great, Theodosius I, Arcadius, Honorius, Marcianus and Leo I (4th-5th centuries).
The period of time between sec. VI-XII is represented by isolated Byzantine monetary discoveries, made of bronze, silver and gold, issued from the reign of Justinian I to Manuel I.

In order to illustrate the coins in circulation during the medieval period, several monetary treasures from the territory of the county are exposed. We mention the treasure from Glodeanu Siliştea (composed of Hungarian denars, 15th-16th centuries), the one from Bradu (Hungarian denarii and thick Polish denars, 16th-17th centuries), Săsenii Vechi (Hungarian denarii and thick Polish denars, 16th century- XVII), but also the Ottoman ones from Cojanu, Buzău, Roşioru, Nişcov (dated towards the end of the medieval period).
The presence of these monetary treasures indicates the important role that Buzau played in the trade that connected Transylvania with the Danube Mouths, but also Moldova with Wallachia.

Buzau County Museum

Buzau County Museum is the main museum institution in Buzau County. Its foundations were laid by Basil Iorgulescu and the development of the collections led to several stages of expansion. The current headquarters is the third. From 1977 until now it is housed in the building of the former Girls' School. The building, built between 1931 and 1937, is included in the list of historical monuments, being one of the most imposing buildings in the city.

The permanent exhibitions were opened here in 1980-1981, being subsequently modified and updated in 1986, 1990, 1999-2001, 2004, 2015-2017. The newest project was implemented after the complete restoration of the building (carried out in the period 2010-2015, based on the financing of 36,906,590 lei / 8,201,464 Euros offered through the Regional Operational Program 2007-2013).

In the 1980s and 1990s, the museum's collections became substantially richer as a result of archaeological research, acquisitions, and donations. In addition to the consistent collections of history and archeology, the museum's fund has grown steadily, enriching itself with valuable goods ethnographical, artist, numismatics and in the field of mineralogy and al natural sciences.

Under the auspices of the institution, a series of books were published ("Mousaios Library"), 2 annual scientific bulletins ("Mousaios" and "Annals of the Buzău”), Catalogs and monographs, fruit of the scientific research activity carried out within the museum institution.

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