The Roman coin found in the archaeological excavation of the Crypt of the Church of the Incarnation of Casares will be exhibited in the Birthplace of Blas Infante
The archaeologist, David Gestoso, has given the mayor, Pepe Carrasco, the coin after cleaning and dating. And the City Council has already commissioned the support to place it in one of the showcases of the house museum
It is a Sestercio by Alexander Severus, minted in Rome between 231-235 AD. The coin was found last March during the archaeological excavation of the Crypt of the Church of the Incarnation of Casares.
Although it is unknown how it could get there, one of the hypotheses is that it was one of the many coins found in the vicinity of the Roman city of Lacipo, and that it was owned by one of the Franciscan friars who inhabited the old Capuchin Convent of Casares.
The archaeologist who has been in charge of the excavations of the Crypt, David Gestoso from ASTARTÉ-Estudio de Arqueología SLL, has been in charge of highlighting this Roman Sestercio by cleaning and dating it before handing it over to the Casares City Council, which will exhibit permanently in the Blas Infante Birthplace.
The coin has been cleaned using an emulsion of anionic surfactants, stabilizing agents, alkalis without phosphates and high quality sequestering agents, in an aqueous base, which produces a concentrated alkaline (pH13 +), stabilized with aging resistant methyl methacrylate copolymer , of specific application for metals, and protected with microcrystalline wax.