Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran (PHOTOS)

The objects, including gold jewelry, silver coins, a seal that dates back to the Sassanid era, and figurines, were seized in three sting operations which led to the arrest of six smugglers.

As many as 278 historical objects and 10 fake antiques have been seized from smugglers, the director general of Tehran provincial Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department said.

The objects, including gold jewelry, silver coins, a seal that dates back to the Sassanid era, and figurines, were seized in three sting operations which led to the arrest of six smugglers.  

After laboratory examination, the items will be sent to museums to be put on display, the official said.  

The following images of the seized items have been released by the Iranian Labour News Agency:  

 

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