Monday, February 24, 2014

150 coins siezed at Romanian coin show

Does anyone speak Romanian? I found an article (no byline?) suggesting
Police confiscated [at] a numismatic and philatelic market in Brasov 154 old coins, some dating from the second and first centuries BC, and others [from] the medieval period that would come from archaeological sites which were sold illegally at fair prices between 5 and 20 lei.
(Google translation to English)

5 lei is $1.50, I believe, and 20 lei is $6.

1 comment:

Cultural Property Observer said...

Sounds like overkill by Romanian cops (they probably have not changed that much since the bad old days)but hard to tell from this odd story.