This hoard, discovered in 1929, consisted of more than 81,000 silver coins, weighing a total of approx. 350 kg (770 lbs !) covering the period of 1st to the 3rd century AD. The oldest coins were issues of Marc Antony and the most recent one was a coin of Herennius, the son of Trajan Decius (249-251 AD). The coins had probably been hidden in the cellar of a building during the invasion of the Goths.
In many cases, this impressive collection of silver coins serves as a reference to establish the rarity of coins. However, this is not always the case: actually in most hoards, the later coins are represented the least and so the number of coins found from the last empirical reigns are not necessarily representative of their relative rarity. In the Reka-Devnia hoard for example, there were only 280 coins of Gordian III (238-244 AD) and 3 coins of Trajan Decius (249-251 AD), though the coins of both these emperors are actually quite common. The same phenomenon was observed in the hoard of Francesti (Romania), buried around 235 AD, in which, from 1,365 denarii, only 7 of them were otherwise common ones of Septimius Severus (193-211 AD). The same can be said of many hoards
An analysis of the monetary types in the hoard shows two suprising facts : The first is a complete absence of coins showing the effigy of Pescennius Niger, and the second is an absence of any coins issued by Clodius Albinus as Augustus. Of course the latter coins are rare in the best of cases, but those of Pescennius Niger should have been relatively common at the time, given the impressive number of dies used to strike the coins and the number of known variations.