You know that feeling you get when you donate a lovely antique piano to a school out of the goodness of your heart only to later learn that said piano contained $850,000 worth of antique coins? Oh, you don’t? That’s weird, dude. You’ve never lived.
I have been amazed at the stories that people have shared about their families – we are a nation which loves history and adores mysteries – and this is one that rivals the best detective fiction out there. But nothing has been put forward to make me believe that we’ve found the person who is an heir to the person who stashed these coins away.
The coins will now be will now be offered to the British Museum and others. The final proceeds will then shared among the three parties.