Field of gold


Gold coins on display at the Museum Lueneburg, in Lueneburg, Germany. An amateur treasure hunter discovered two bags containing 217 gold coins, protected by tar board, on the edge of a field near Lueneburg that were apparently hidden during the National Socialism era, according to the State Monuments Office.  The coins are believed to be part of a much larger stash of loot hidden by Reichsbank officials during World War II.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2015, with the headline 'Field of gold'. Print Edition | Subscribe