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Rotterdam archaeologists find old shoe stuffed with medieval money

Friday 22 February 2013

The silver coins and remains of the shoe were displayed to the public on Friday. Photo: Novum

Archeologists in Rotterdam have found an old shoe stuffed with 477 silver coins during excavations behind the town hall.

Archaeologists say they have never before found a shoe filled with money, which ranges in dates from 1472 to 1592. On theory is that the owner of the shoe hid it under floorboards to protect it during the 80 Years War (1568-1648).

The value of the coins is put at 'many thousand euros'.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Yea, bring them back into currency someone, 'worth a lot more than the €!

By The visitor | 22 February 2013 8:09 PM

And that was from the days when we could trust the banks.. I wonder how much future generations will find in old socks from the present day!

By Andy | 23 February 2013 12:22 PM

but visitor - gold an silver aren't money.....just ask Ben.

By Dr Ponzi | 24 February 2013 8:49 PM

Rotterdam archaeologists find old shoe stuffed with medieval money. Thank goodness, I’ve been looking for it everyware, when can I pick it up?

By Terence Hale | 25 February 2013 3:56 PM

Arrest that deceased citizen for tax avoidance! And if he was a banker, arrest him anyway.

By BolshieBourgeoise | 28 February 2013 10:31 PM

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