Identified as Kajtuś, the hero mutt discovered the mediaeval bracteates whilst walking with his owner near Wałbrzych. Dating to the first half of the 13th century, the one-sided coins will go to a museum after first being analysed by academics.
The coin, thought to have been minted to commemorate the Polish victory at the Battle of Khotyn in 1621, features the armoured bust of King Sigismund III without his crown, wearing a shoulder plate with a lion’s head on the front, whilst the reverse features the coat of arms of the Republic of Poland.
Contained inside, researchers unearthed 285 objects including 194 coins, 21 crosses and medals, 11 buttons, three rings, two coffin handles, 23 ceramic fragments, eight glass fragments, and a piece of a window.
Historians are wondering how 118 coins minted during the Carolingian Empire, a Frankish dynasty who ruled over what is today much of France, Germany and Italy in the period 750–887 AD, managed to find their way to Poland, as in the 9th century it was an area inhabited by pagan Prussians.
The thousands of 900-year-old riches which include coins and jewellery rumoured to have belonged to a Ruthenian princess and sister-in-law of 12-century Polish king Bolesław the Wrymouth were discovered in the small village of Słuszków, near Kalisz.
The coins date from between 1657 and 1667, pointing to their minting shortly after the Deluge, a series of wars with Sweden throughout the 17th century which wreaked havoc and destruction throughout the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
The skeletons with coins dating back to the reign of kings Sigismund III Vasa and John II Casimir were discovered in an area in southeast Poland known as the Church Mountains (Góry Kościelne) and confirm local legends of a children’s graveyard.
Finds show a past love of oysters, beer and flour from Toruń.
The time capsule discovered by workers carrying out renovation work on a church in the small town of Ziębice, dates back to 1797 making it the oldest in Europe and the second oldest in the world.
One of the largest ever hauls of treasure from the Roman period to be found in Poland and the largest ever in the Lublin region has been uncovered in Hrubieszów near Lublin.