Archaeologists examining a Roman fortress near the Bulgarian town of Peshtera have found 14 gold coins dating back to the sixth century.
The coins were found at the bottom of a granary near a basilica, Focus news agency reported.
Local history museum director Dimitar Pavlov said that the coins might have been hidden when the Slavs attacked and captured the fortress.
The dig in Peshtera has so far uncovered numerous bronze and silver coins, silver pendants and various ceramic objects, Focus said.
The artifacts are to be kept either in the local museum or at the National Museum of History.