Jordan Tabov, Kliment Vasilev, Asen Velchev
(Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia)
CHRONOLOGICAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE COIN FINDS IN BULGARIA
REPORTED IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE
FOR A QUARTER CENTURY (1910–1934)
Abstract. We put together the data for coin finds, reported in the early Bulgarian archaeological journals in the period 1910–1934. We suggest a method for constructing appropriate function of the chronological distribution of coins. Its graph, obtained by standard computer software tools (Microsoft Excel), provides a good visual presentation of the function. The method follows the ideas of the volume function introduced by A. Fomenko. Our investigations show a large-scale anomaly: the too large percent coins in a quite distant from us epoch – the period (–200, 370) and the unacceptably small, practically insignificant percent coins during the following, later interval (370; 970).