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Medieval Coins Found in Buried Shoe

Monday, February 25, 2013

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS—A shoe stuffed with 477 silver coins has been unearthed by archaeologists digging behind the town hall. The coins were made between 1472 and 1592. Archaeologists think the owner of the shoe may have hidden the treasure during the 80 Years War, which took place between 1568 and 1648.