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Heritage: 2,607 ancient Greek coins repatriated from Germany
Three whole years after the confiscation of 2,607 ancient Greek coins by German authorities in September 2011, the valuable antiquities have been returned to Greece.

2,607 ancient Greek coins repatriated from Germany
The ancient coins were seized in September 2011 in the luggage of a Greek citizen
who was travelling by car to Munich [Credit: Protothema]

According to an announcement of the Culture Ministry, the coins were found in the luggage of a Greek citizen travelling by car to Munich and seized by the German police.

Most of them are made of copper and date back to the Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and post-Roman eras.

It should be noted that several members of an antiquities smuggling ring that was dismantled in March 2012 were involved in the case.

Source: Protothema [January 24, 2015]