Thessaloniki man detained over hoard of Byzantine-era artifacts

17 September 2016
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A search by Thessaloniki police on the home of an elderly man in the northern port city’s Meteora neighborhood on Saturday turned up 130 bronze coins dating to the Byzantine period (AD 330 to 1453).

The man, who was not identified, was to face a prosecutor over the weekend on charges of violating laws aimed at protecting ancient artifacts.

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