The Sevso treasure is a hoard of late Roman silver artifacts wrapped in a story of mystery and intrigue , a story that involves forged export
documents , bribery and suspected murder .
The hoard consists of 14 large exquisitely decorated silver vessels dated to the late fourth or early fifth century AD.
The origin of the hoard is a mystery with the governments of Yugoslavia, Hungary and the Lebanon laying claim to ownership of the objects although
scientific examination of soil taken from some of the objects put the likely origin of the treasure in Hungary .
One thing that is not in doubt is the beauty and quality of the objects and the craftsmanship required to create such ornate objects ....
For in depth detail on the murky history of the hoard I post this Time Team special which is how I came to discover this story , it's a tale worthy
of a novel
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