239 rare gold coins were found on Wednesday in the walls of a mansion near Quimper in West Brittany.
Stone Mason discovered 239 pieces of gold, made before the French Revolution, in a metal box when he began renovating a property near Coimbra in 2019. Auctioneers Ivory / Deloitte. Said.
The family kept four coins as gifts and the rest for auction in the western town of Angers, valued at between 250,000 and 300,000 euros.
Prior to the sale, 19 coins had already been minted by the Muse de la Monae in Paris.
Bids opened for 8,000 euros, a rare double for Louis D’Or. Louis XIV And dated 1646.
“In the room, on the Internet and on the telephone, bids were flying everywhere,” said auctioneer Florin de Avison Will.
The 2019 search was only reported when the owners assigned the auction house to sell.
The income was to be divided between the owners and the three artisans who got the gold.
The treasure hidden in the metal box was considered “savings, perhaps from a wealthy merchant or landowner,” de Oisenwell said.