The intact marble column with Hermes ancient Greek pottery objects and silver coins were among the priceless artifacts seized in Ilia, Peloponnese, during a police operation on Friday.
The marble column depicting Hermes is 71 centimeter tall and has male genitals on it. In the antique, Hermes was the god and protector of travelers. The column is estimated to have been used on an ancient road in the Roman times.
One ancient oil bath flask (lekythos) and two blacken pottery vessels are also intact and from the Hellenistic period as the seized 13 silver coins.
In a press release on Saturday, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said two suspects, aged 38 and 52, have been arrested and another two are being sought as part of an ongoing investigation into an antiquities racket.