5th Century Coin Now “Hate”
In another example of political correctness gone mad, an eBay auction of a 5th Century Thracian coin with a swastika has been halted on the grounds that it was “hateful or discriminatory.”
The coin, being sold by one of Europe’s largest coin auction houses, was minted in the city of Apollonia Pontica, located in present-day Bulgaria.
According to an article in the Antiques Trade Gazette, eBay cancelled the auction on the grounds that the listing was “hateful or discriminatory.”
Munich-based auctioneer Numismatik Lanz listed the coin on the site earlier this month but was told it was classed among objects that “glorify or trivialize National Socialism” which eBay prohibits on its German site.
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