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While working in his onion garden, a pensioner from the Central Bohemian village of Čelivo discovered a vessel with nearly 600 coins dating back to mid-15th century. Last week, the man was rewarded for his discovery by the local authorities. The most valuable items are two golden Hungarian ducats issued by Sigismund of Luxembourg and Albert the Magnanimous. After being cleaned and analysed by experts, the coins were deposited in the collections of the Museum of Podblanicko in the Central Bohemian town of Vlašim.

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