Stolen Greek coins, objects recovered

07 Mar 2012 7:41 AM | Anonymous
Stolen Greek coins, objects recovered

ATHENS- Agence France-Presse

Ancient small statues are displayed at the police station of Poligiros. More than 200 police officers raided 55 buildings to recover the ancient coins and other artifacts. AFP photo

Ancient small statues are displayed at the police station of Poligiros. More than 200 police officers raided 55 buildings to recover the ancient coins and other artifacts. AFP photo

Greek police on March 4 said they had arrested 44 people and recovered thousands of ancient coins after busting a smuggling ring.

“Over 8,000 coins of all forms, mainly bronze, and dating from the 6th century BC to the Byzantine period were found,” a press statement said.

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