Expoziţia „Circulaţia monetară la Curbura Carpaţilor – din antichitate până în sec. XVIII” prezintă principalele descoperiri de pe teritoriul judeţului Buzău, acoperind un palier cronologic foarte larg: din sec. III î. Hr. şi până la începutul sec. al XIX-lea.

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.

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