Tag: archaeology

CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 17, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Look closely at your change Another day she was picking up some hamburgers at a fast food restaurant, reached into her purse for change and noticed another euro. The attendant told her they have been getting a lot of them lately […]

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Treasure Shipwreck Found Off Namibia

Treasure Shipwreck Found Off Namibia

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ……   It was almost 500 years ago when The Bom Jesus, a Portuguese sailing ship, inexplicably vanished while en route to India. The vessel was carrying an immense treasure that has eluded even the most ardent and focused treasure hunters. A recent discovery in the Namibia desert, however, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, also the Slovenian tolar, is from a coin called the Joachimsthaler, […]

Treasure Coin News – Shipwreck of Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda Discovered

Treasure Coin News – Shipwreck of Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda Discovered

Portuguese ship wrecked on a remote island in the Sultanate of Oman is the earliest ship of discovery to be found and scientifically investigated by archaeologists By Blue Water Recoveries Ltd ……   Oman’s Ministry of Heritage & Culture (MHC), in cooperation with Blue Water Recoveries Ltd (BWR) of West Sussex, UK, announce the discovery […]

By March 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Israeli Hiker Finds Unusual Roman Gold Coin

Israeli Hiker Finds Unusual Roman Gold Coin

Laurie Rimon found the coin during a hike in the eastern Galilee By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Monday, March 14, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that a hiker in the northern region of Galilee had discovered an incredibly rare ancient Roman gold coin. Until this discovery, an example held in the […]

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CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Here is a recap of some of the interesting, offbeat and other news items CoinWeek has come across this week. Brain Food 1.) The Evolution of Money Alex Hernandez, tech writer and founder of smartphone and computer technology site Techaeris.com, writes a brief introduction to the history of money and monetary […]

By March 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Earliest Coins of Ireland

The Earliest Coins of Ireland

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   WHEN ONE HEARS THE WORD “CELTIC”, one naturally thinks of Ireland (unless one is from Boston, in which case one naturally thinks of basketball). It may therefore seem surprising that none of the vast and complex coinage that numismatists describe as “Celtic” was struck in Ireland. “Celtic” […]

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 31, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that it had recovered over 800 ancient coins from the house of a Beit Shemesh man who confessed to looting items from a local archaeological site. The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, was apprehended by border police while on […]

Hoard of Crusader Gold Found in Ruins

Hoard of Crusader Gold Found in Ruins

By American Friends of Tel Aviv University….   AU uncovers unprecedented trove of gold coins in 13th century castle A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University has uncovered a hoard of real-life buried treasure at the Crusader castle of Arsur (also known as Apollonia), a stronghold located between the ancient ports of Jaffa and […]

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Using Ancient Coins to Map Trade Routes in Mediterranean Europe

Using Ancient Coins to Map Trade Routes in Mediterranean Europe

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have launched a research project in which nuclear radiation is used to identify changes in metal content among ancient Greek and Roman coins held in a world-class collection amassed at the university since the 1940s. By probing the metal content of coins exchanged thousands of years ago in […]

By December 29, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
 
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