Monday, 6 August 2018

Coin Dealers: What Do You Know About What has happened to the NMA's Coins?

Is there still a big box of coins hidden somewhere between Kabul and Munich? Or have thousands of stolen coins simply surfaced onto and been absorbed into the international no-questions-asked market for ancient coins and antiquities?  The current  issue of the University of Chicago's quarterly News and Notes features efforts to track down missing treasures from the Museum of Afghanistan, including an estimate that 18,000 coins, or 60% of the NMA's numismatic collection, have been looted.

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