Ooo! Shiny thing

Israeli hiker finds 'second of kind' Roman coin

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Ooo! Shiny thing

#1  Postby DougC » Mar 15, 2016 4:48 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35801246

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An Israeli hiker has found a Roman coin that is almost 2,000 years old and only the second of its kind found in the world, authorities say.
The coin, from AD107, bears the image of Emperor Augustus but was minted by Emperor Trajan.

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The piece is part of a series of "nostalgic coins" dedicated to previous Roman emperors

The only other example of such a coin is held in the British Museum.
The hiker, Laurie Rimon, will be awarded a certificate of appreciation for good citizenship, Israel's antiquities authority says.
Ms Rimon, a member of the Kefar Blum kibbutz, was hiking with friends in the eastern Galilee when she discovered a shiny object in the grass.

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#2  Postby Macdoc » Mar 15, 2016 5:11 am

Geez they could give her something ....that's gotta be worth a huge sum on the open auction market. What the fuck good is certificate of appreciation. It's not like it is specifically Israeli.
Would gone into my pocket andthn on the market, :naughty2:
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#3  Postby I'm With Stupid » Mar 15, 2016 2:17 pm

Yeah, they're not exactly promoting people handing important things like this in, are they? In the UK, I believe the land owner gets half and the person who discovered it gets the other half, after it is independently valued.
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#4  Postby Sendraks » Mar 15, 2016 2:22 pm

I'm With Stupid wrote:? In the UK, I believe the land owner gets half and the person who discovered it gets the other half, after it is independently valued.


Nope.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_Act_1996
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