Cyprus Mail

Roman coins confiscated after illegal use of metal detector

Police in Episkopi arrested a 48-year-old man late on Wednesday for allegedly using a metal detector in an area where it is prohibited.
Officers were tipped off that an unknown man was using a metal detector near the ancient Curium theatre in the Latsidia area of Episkopi.
The 48-year-old was searched by police who found and confiscated the metal detector, various digging tools, pieces of scrap made of lead, a lead plate and four small bronze coins.
His home was also searched after the police obtained a search warrant and 14 more bronze coins were found and confiscated.
All of the items were taken to Episkopi police station. An archaeological official from the antiquities department studied the items and confirmed they are from the Roman and late Roman period and took them away, police said.
The 48-year-old was cautioned by police and will appear in court at a later date.


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