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Workers restoring Russian mansion find treasure hoard

Workers restoring Russian mansion find treasure hoard. Pieces of jewellery, silver service sets stamped with the name of one of Russia’s most prominent noble families

Pieces of jewellery, silver service sets stamped with the name of one of Russia’s most prominent noble families. Workers restoring Russian mansion find treasure hoard

Workers restoring Russian mansion find treasure hoard
According to the news shown on Russian TV, channel 1, the March 2012 ended with this sensation. In addition, various newspapers and magazines published articles about it. Workers restoring the building, in St Petersburg, this week finally found treasure quite unexpectedly, in a storage space hidden between two floors. In particular, more than 1,000 pieces of jewellery, silver service sets stamped with the name of one of Russia’s most prominent noble families, mirrors and brushes in silver frames. However, it’s too early to put estimate on value of the St. Petersburg hoard, as they need some more days to estimate the value of the treasure. Wrapped in newspapers some pieces of treasure dated from the early months of 1917, just before revolution…

Pieces of jewellery, silver service sets found in the restored building in St Petersburg

Medals and awards, as well as pieces of jewellery, silver service sets found in the restored building in St Petersburg

Meanwhile, the firm in charge of the restoration of the 17th century building is more likely to get some reward for finding the treasure. Previously owned by Prince Pyotr Trubetskoi, Vasily Naryskin bought it in the second half of the 19th century.

According to the Russian law, it could receive up to 50 percent of its market value, which is yet to be established.

Workers restoring Russian mansion find treasure hoard

source themoscownews.com