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Old 07-11-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Cool Hoard of gold coins found at Israel Crusades site

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A 1,000-year-old hoard of gold coins has been unearthed at a famous Crusader battleground where Christian and Muslim forces once fought for control of the Holy Land, Israeli archaeologists said on Wednesday.

The treasure was dug up from the ruins of a castle in Arsuf, a strategic stronghold during the religious conflict waged in the 12th and 13th centuries.

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 km (9 miles) from Tel Aviv.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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It seems they are finding a new treasure every month these days:
http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f13/archa...d-israel-1118/
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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Interesting. These are Arabic coins by the way. They only contain letters because pictures were prohibited for Muslims.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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I think they are awesome looking.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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1000 years old and still worth something. Show me a 1000 year old FRN. Or better yet, don't.

Now to sell them at numismatic prices, buy bullion with the proceeds, celebrate by going on a cruise with the bullion (I'm sure nothing tragic will happen).
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:07 AM   #6
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pretty awesome find, 14 oz's in total, not to shabby. i saw an expert valued the find at close to $500,000.
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How come I never find shit like thisa?!? Damn! : - (
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