Italy to return 80 ancient coins to Greece


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Italy is due to return to Greece on Monday 80 ancient coins that were seized by Italian authorities six years ago.

Italy to return 80 ancient coins to Greece

The handover of the silver and bronze coins is due to take place at the sidelines of a meeting of European Union culture ministers in Turin.

The coins date to between the 5th and 2nd centuries B.C. and are from Macedonia, specifically Halkidiki.

Source: ekathimerini [September 22, 2014]



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