​Library Janitor Finds Prince Bishop Treasure Coins

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August 23, 2013

A library janitor in Germany finds a treasure of ancient artifacts belonging to Prince Bishop and coins that are worth millions.

The coins are thousands of years old.

Tanja Hols said she went by the box several times without giving it a second thought. One day she got curious and decided to open it.

“The box itself was fairly unspectacular, it looked like a big jewelry box, with lots of little drawers inside,” Hols told The Local. “I had no idea that I’d found a treasure,” the 43-year-old library janitor said.

The library officials, who were stunned when Höls alerted them of her discovery, believe the forgotten coins were hidden there in the 19th century by local prince-bishops to avoid paying taxes.

The gold and silver coins can be traced to ancient Rome, Greece and the Byzantine empire, according to the German Herald.

A spokesman for the library told Der Spiegel that “she (Hols) was very honest, a brilliant historian and a great detective. We are certainly going to promote her to the curating side of the museum and we’re discussing a suitable reward for her.”

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