The Hessen Conspiracy (2009)
The 2009 Anchor Bay film "The Hessen Conspiracy" has a scene where Roman coins of Caligula
appear as part of a treasure found in a German castle in 1946.
accidently find large crates in the basement containg the crown jewels of the royal House of Hesse.
They decide, along with others, to steal them and take them back to the United States.
copies of ancient Roman coins.
The "The Hessen Conspiracy" was also known as "The Hessen Affair".
about a pair of US Army officers stationed in 1946 Germany
who find a large number of jewels and decide to steal them.
Captain (Lieutenant in the film) Nash, along with a Major Watson, were stationed at
Kronberg Castle near Frankfurt.
sell them in the United States.
was never recovered.
selling jewels to gangsters and the inevitable double-crosses.
Ancient coins had nothing to do with the Hesse theft, they are in the film only as props.
Very few coins of any kind were part of the Hesse treasure, which was mostly jewelry.
A German gold 10 mark coin was stolen and found in the possession of a girlfriend of one of the officers.
2. Billy Zane as Colonel Jack Durant
3. Lyne Renee as Lieutenant Kathy Nash
4. Ancient Roman coins, all of the same type
The coins appear to be copies of an actual Roman coin of Caligula (AD 37-41)
depicting the emperor on one side and his three sisters on the other side.
5. Caligula Three Sisters coin copy
This is a copy of a Roman coin of Caligula, copied from Roman Imperial Coins (RIC) Caligula 33.
The sisters of Caligula are standing and bearing the attributes of various goddesses.
and copies would be readily available for use as film props.
For a personal note on this story, please visit: Coin Stories - The World War II Hessen Jewel Robbery
Billy Zane as Colonel Jack Durant
Lyne Renee as Lieutenant Kathleen Nash
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Ronald Roose