A $34.99 Goodwill purchase turned out to be an ancient priceless Roman bust that’s nearly 2,000 years old
Texas antiques dealer Laura Young found it at a Goodwill Store with a sticker on it’s cheek.
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The bust was a Julio-Claudian-era piece depicting Roman commander Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus.
This week, it went on display at the San Antonio Museum of Art,but At some point before 1833, the bust had been acquired by Ludwig, a Bavarian king, who displayed it in his courtyard.
Next year, it will be returned to the Bavarian government But No Money will be exchanged.
It had likely been stolen from Italy by Germans during World War 2, then stolen from Germany by an American soldier.
Ms. Young was on vacation, celebrating her 40th birthday, when she got the email. She rushed home and got it to the museum
They gave her a 3D-printed model that she keeps in her living room.