A 300-year-old stash of gold and silver coins has been discovered by metal detectorists in a Polish mountain range.

The coins belonged to a con-artist who collected them after defrauding people.

A translated Facebook post from the Provincial Office for the Protection of Monuments in Kielce on May 8 claimed that Antoni Jaczewski, a “hermit, adventurer and false profit,” conned people throughout the late 17th and early 18th centuries.


Jaczewski would “convince people of his healing power,” according to Polish folklore. He would then entice them to come to his mountain encampment. Eventually, people gave him gold and silver coins in return for his healing techniques, reports The News.