Forgotten Treasure: Ancient Silver Coins Treasure Found by Janitor in Passau (Photo)

By on Dec 12, 2011 in Amazing, Europe, World Comments

A forgotten treasure of ancient silver coins and medals were found by Tanja Höls, a library janitor in the Bavarian city of Passau, according to reports by international news sites on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

Forgotten Treasure
Ancient silver coins forgotten treasure in Bavarian City
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The treasure trove, reportedly worth over a hundred thousand dollars, was overlooked for over two centuries.

Höls found the ancient treasure inside a wooden box kept in the Passau‘s historic state library archive. Majority of the dozens of coins found were made of silver.

According to the 43-year-old German, she did not know that what she found was a treasure. Library Head Markus Wennerhold said that Höls‘ discovery of the 172 pieces of ancient coins were a “real bonanza.” Wennerhold believes that the coin collection belonged to a prince-bishop of Passau.

The Bavarian city library is currently preparing for its 400th anniversary.

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