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It was discovered in August 1961 in the settlement of Pleszów. A part of the deposit was put in a clay pot with a volume of about 2 litres. The remaining part was scattered across a fairly large space. The treasure contains silver objects: coins and their fragments — 608 items, 129 fragments of ornaments, 341 cast pieces of silver and 8 pieces of lead. The treasure was hidden after 1037 and it weighs 2 532 g.

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It was discovered in August 1961 in the settlement of Pleszów. A part of the deposit was put in a clay pot with a volume of about 2 litres. The remaining part was scattered across a fairly large space. The treasure contains silver objects: coins and their fragments — 608 items, 129 fragments of ornaments, 341 cast pieces of silver and 8 pieces of lead. The treasure was hidden after 1037 and it weighs 2 532 g.
Ornaments include buckles which served for fastening bead necklaces, the so-called lunule, i.e. crescent-shaped hangers being the elements of necklaces and pendants, zausznice — earrings, also called spikes.
Coins are the basic element of the deposit. They include 320 complete items and 288 fragments. Arabic, Danish, English, German, Polish and Czech mints have made their contribution to the treasure. The treasure also included individual coins struck in Italy and Hungary. Among the several Polish coins, five denarii of Boleslaus the Brave and one whole denarius, as well as one fragment considered to have been the issue of Mieszko II, have been particularly distinguished.
The largest category of the treasure in terms of weight are the cast silver nuggets, created by melting silver items, presumably fragments of coins or ornaments, and casting hot metal on a board powdered with sand. The weight of the individual objects differs considerably, ranging from 0.199 to 137.564 g.
Also, the pieces of lead, which should probably be linked to the further processing of silver, belong to the treasure from Nowa Huta. Two of them could have served as weights.

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