Thursday, October 16, 2014
On Monday Arrested Filipino Man for Illegal Possession of Ancient Coins in northern Greece
Investigation of the Greek and Flipino men home in a village in northern Greece revealed 1,061 ancient copper coins. Most date from the Hellenistic period – the third to first centuries BC – the Byzantine period – 330 AD to 1453 AD – and the Ottoman period – the 15th to the 19th centuries AD. Police said that the coins were seized on Sunday, along with 30 silver coins dating to the same periods, 16 copper rings, as well as precious jewels of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine eras.
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