19 November 2008

You gotta love a country that appreciates the arts

Celtic coins found in Netherlands!

Paul Curfs found gold and silver coins (as he was pottering around with his metal detector) in Maastricht.

According to experts, these coins date back to the first century, or at least halfway into it.


Nico Roymans, the archaeologist who led the academic investigation of the find, believes the gold coins in the cache were minted by a tribe called the Eburones that Caesar claimed to have wiped out in 53 B.C. after they conspired with other groups in an attack that killed 6,000 Roman soldiers.