- Jun 26, 2020
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Yes, nearly all of those silver artifacts on that shelf came from a large hoard I dug many years back when I did full time treasure hunting.Those (silver?) cups are amazing
During WWII many millions of dollars in family silver was plundered from people's homes by the various forces - German, Soviet, American, etc. Many untold hoards of this variety were buried all over Europe and forgoten.
The candle stick at the end on the right for example is 13 Loth (81.2%) silver from 1820's Austrian Empire, the cup next to it is the same. Most of the silver is of German, Polish, Russian, and Austrian origin from the early 19th to early 20th century.