Customs officers from Sofia Airport Customs give over 4,200 ancient coins to the NHM


Today, 25.04. 2013, employees at Customs Intelligence and Investigation department of Sofia Airport Customs gave to the National History Museum (NHM ) over 4,374 different objects representing archaeological cultural values. 4,276 of them are ancient coins, among them according to expert evaluation there is authentic and counterfeit ancient and medieval Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Russian bronze and copper coins.
Items were seized during inspections of shipments for export and import.
All the seized items have cultural, scientific and educational value.
Just a week ago, Customs officers at Kalotina seized 244 gold and silver antique coins when checking a bus traveling on a regular route Bulgaria - Germany. The coins were hidden in secret compartments in one of the suitcases in the luggage compartment.