Horde of ancient coins stolen from German museum

24 November 2022
2022-11-24 16:20

A senior official in southern Germany said Wednesday that organized crime groups were likely behind the theft of a huge horde of ancient gold coins stolen from a museum this week.

The 483 coins were discovered in 1999 during excavations of an ancient settlement in Manching and are considered the biggest trove of Celtic gold found in the 20th century. Authorities fear the treasure, worth millions of dollars, could be melted down.

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