Pair sold artifacts and funny money

Two men have been arrested in Thessaloniki for allegedly trying to sell -150,000 worth of illegally owned antiquities and almost -6,000 euros in forged banknotes, police said on Saturday. The suspects, aged 46 and 41, were caught in a hotel in the center of the city after negotiating with undercover officers the sale of 14 artifacts, including bronze statues and three golden amulets. Authorities did not say what era the artifacts were from. Experts from the Folklore Museum in Thessaloniki are examining the seized antiquities to ascertain their value. Officers said that the pair also tried to sell 29 fake -200 notes and a forged -50 banknote (-5,850 in total) for 30 percent of their value.

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