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#1 The 108 coins -- one of the biggest collections of ancient coins discovered in Israel -- were found hidden in a ceramic jug beneath a tile floor at the cliff-top coastal ruins, 15 kms (9 miles) from Tel Aviv.
Ceramic jubs, Mason jars....all the same. Appears the Knights Hospitaller [religious and military order] also had a distrust for the banking industry. Interesting choice of military shield symbology as well.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-12 07:56||
#2 "The study of these coins will contribute to our understanding of how large-scale economic interactions were made at the time,"
Um, they paid in gold?
Posted by Steve White 2012-07-12 10:47||
#3 Um, they paid in gold?
If you were a Moslem, would YOU take anything else?
Especially from Infidels?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-07-12 10:55||
#4 400 grams for 108 coins makes them a little smaller than the US nickel - five grams.
I like my gold coins to be $20 double-eagle size - 33 grams each.
Posted by Bobby 2012-07-12 13:06||
#5 I like my gold coins to be $20 double-eagle size - 33 grams each.
That's what ten centuries of inflation looks like, Bobby dear.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-07-12 23:24||