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Israel: 1,800 ancient coins/artifacts seized

Started by chrisild, May 19, 2022, 07:42:53 PM

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From today's news: Massive bust of illegal antiquities trade seizes 1,800 coins and ancient artifacts

"In one of the biggest busts in Israeli history, the Israel Antiquities Authority's theft prevention unit has recovered over 1,800 ancient artifacts from an unlicensed dealer in the central Israeli city of Modiin. Mostly coins and jewelry, the artifacts also included cuneiform tablets and bronze statuettes." Read more here.


Oww. Bad dealer. No license.

Fair enough, but what do Israeli treasure trove laws look like? Are they promoting non-registration and smuggling by not rewarding finders?

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Not sure what they do with those "reward me, or I'll steal and smuggle" types. ;D