The collection of 2776 coins and some jewelry items were found during reconstruction work in the cellar of an old townhouse in the historical town centre of Keszthely.
Almost half of the coins are from the Roman-era territory of Pannonia that covers modern-day western Hungary. The other half are mostly antique European coins including from pre- and post-revolutionary France, 19th century German territories, and both Tsarist- and Soviet-era Russia. Some are from further afield including from British India, Japan and even Borneo.
According to monograms, dates appearing on jewelry items the collection was hidden by Pollák-Rosenberg family, before they were deported to the Zalaegerszeg internment camp on June 20, 1944, and then to Auschwitz on July 5th. None of them survived to make it home.
Promoter of the exhibition: The Council of Keszthely city
Visiting time of the collection:
every day from 9.30 am till 4.30 pm until 25/08/2019
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