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Celtic gold coins stolen from German museum in stunning heist

Added 11-24-22 12:11:02am EST - “The circumstances of the nine-minute heist were straight out of a Hollywood movie; telecommunications cables were cut to avoid triggering the alarm.” - Foxnews.com


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On Tuesday, a huge horde of ancient Celtic gold coins was stolen from the Celtic and Roman Museum in Manching, Germany, according to Bavarian State Police. Authorities estimate the value of the coins, which together weighed about 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds), to be above 1 million dollars. 

"The loss of the Celtic treasure is a disaster," explained Bavaria’s Minister of Science and Arts Markus Blume to the German news agency dpa. "As a testament to our history, the gold coins are irreplaceable."

The 483 coins were first found in 1999 in the ancient Celtic settlement known as the Oppidum of Manching. Archaeologists quickly came to realize how sensational the discovery was: the coins represent the largest Celtic gold find of the 20th century. The trove is also the subject of continuing scholarly research on Celtic trade networks.


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