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Old Aug 23, 2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Corsican ('Lava') Hoard

For those understanding French or German, a TV program was broadcasted yesterday about this famous hoard of 3rd cent. Roman gold including unique medallions of Gallienus, Claudius II, aurei of Quintillus:

The program (last 10 minutes) addresses a possible discovery of a 30 cm gold statuette, weighting 30 kg, that may simply have been ... melted (unless this is another trick from some finders to dissimulate it to the french authorities).

For full (or rather, partial) details about this hoard, BN published Trésors Monétaires review nr XXIV by S. Estiot, which describes 4 hoards including Lava:

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