Turkey’s Lawsuit against American Businessman Ends with Agreement to Return Rare Ancient Coins to Turkey

January 1, 1999 – Press Release
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
The Republic of Turkey announced today that 1661 ancient coins from the Elmali Hoard, known as the "Hoard of the Century," illegally excavated in Turkey 15 years ago, are being returned to Turkey after a decade-long legal battle in the United States.