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Museum heist: Horde of ancient coins stolen

BERLIN –


An enormous horde of ancient gold coins relationship again to round 100 B.C. has been stolen from a museum in southern Germany, police stated Tuesday.


Bavarian state police stated it was stolen early Tuesday from the Celtic and Roman Museum in Manching, 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of Munich.


The 483 coins have been found in 1999 throughout excavations of an ancient settlement in Manchning and are thought-about the most important trove of Celtic gold discovered within the twentieth century.


The German information company dpa reported that authorities estimate the worth of the coins, which collectively weighed about 4 kilograms (8.8 kilos), at a number of million euros ({dollars}).


“The loss of the Celtic treasure is a catastrophe,” it quoted Bavaria’s Minister of Science and Arts, Markus Blume, saying. “As a testomony to our historical past, the gold coins are irreplaceable.”


He stated the thieves had proven “unbelievable felony power.”


Police are interesting for witnesses who might need seen suspicious people close to the museum or produce other info that would result in the restoration of the treasure.

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