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Stolen Roman statue returned to France after 50 years

BBC News

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.

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