Flemish archaeological find turns out to be stolen French treasure

December 24, 2020 - General

It seemed to be one of the most historic finds of Roman artefacts ever discovered on Flemish soil – around 14,000 Roman coins dating from the third century CE. On closer inspection, however, the find turned out to be a con trick.

Credit: Agentscap Onroerend Erfgoed
The coins, reported to the Flemish heritage agency, had reportedly been dug up by a French national on a piece of land he owned in Gingelom in Limburg province. Under…

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