The “treasure” of Tremona
Tremona has also given us a little bit of treasure in the form of silver coins. In an early phase of the digs, in 1991, 702 denarii minted in Milan and 103 denarii from Cremona were found. In 2000, a further 16 coins from Milan and 6 from Cremona were uncovered, while more recent digs have led to the discovery of a further 222 pieces, the oldest dating back to Roman times (two assi, one from the Roman Republic, 211-89 BC and the other from Augustan Rome, 16-6 BC) and the most recent from the 15th century (a sestino from Lucca-Repubblica). Not forgetting, of course, the oldest coin of all found in the village, an Insubrian drachma made of nickel silver - minted between the end of the second and the beginning of the first century AD - on which can be read the word “ρικοι” (Rikoi).