It is only the great solidity of this coffer which has preserved the contents.
This was almost certainly the shock of an earthquake, and the same shock probably caused the split in the stone lid of the coffer itself.
Murad, who had returned to Brusa, crossed over to Biga, and sent on Haji Ilbeyi with io,000 men; these fell by night on the Servians and utterly routed them at a place still known as the " Servians' coffer."
A cover of one of the vases was found dislodged and lying on the bottom of the stone coffer.
Mr Peppe presented the coffer and vases with specimens of the jewelry to the museum at Calcutta where they still are.