Money Pouch from Bargercompascuum

This drawstring pouch was found at Bargercompascuum (Netherlands) in the 1950s. It contained quite a treasure, over 300 denarii, the youngest ones of which are from Commodus' reign, making this most likely a late 2nd/early 3rd century AD specimen.

It is decorated with impressed lines on front and back and has a separating sheet of leather included in the lower half, creating two smaller compartments inside the pouch. Its size is about 22 x 26 cm. It was made of either goat or sheep leather.


  • Schlabow, K. Der römische Münzschatz von Bargercompascuum (Drenthe). II. Der Geldbeutel. Palaeohistoria 5, 1956: 81-87.