By Paul Kirby
February 2, 2022
Almost half a century after it was stolen, a Roman statue of the god Bacchus has been handed back to the French museum where it was displayed.
The 1st Century bronze of Bacchus as a child was taken by thieves in December 1973, along with 5,000 Roman coins.
Art detective Arthur Brand traced the statue to the museum when a client was offered it by an Austrian collector.