Monday, June 26, 2006

20,000 gold coins smuggled out of Romania in last 15 years

The Sunday Herald is reporting claims in from newspaper Ziua that 20,000 Dacien gold coins have been smuggled out of the country since 1990.

Romanian authorities have recovered 7845 ancient gold coins from smugglers. So the 20,000 claim is reasonable, an estimate that twice as many coins made it through as were caught.

(via PhDiva)

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