Illegal antiquities seized in Thessaloniki


Police in Thessaloniki confiscated a treasure trove of valuable ancient objects on Friday after a raiding the home of a 68-year-old man who was charged with illegally trading in antiquities.

Officers seized 14 bronze and silver coins dating back to Roman times, a piece of an iron knife, four bronze belt accessories, eight metallic spherical objects, 18 fragments from clay vases and portrait busts and two metal detectors.

The man was to appear before a Thessaloniki prosecutor.