Archeologists in Rotterdam have found an old shoe stuffed with 477 silver coins during excavations behind the town hall.
Archaeologists say they have never before found a shoe filled with money, which ranges in dates from 1472 to 1592. On theory is that the owner of the shoe hid it under floorboards to protect it during the 80 Years War (1568-1648).
The value of the coins is put at ‘many thousand euros’.
That is all the text, but they have a photo of some of the coins and, presumably, the shoe in the background. Another one of these buried hoards of money that someone probably hid in a time of danger but then was unable to recover. Happily, I suppose, whoever did it in these cases at least kept it from the marauders.