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22 December 2008


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Incredible. They look like they just left the mint.


That dig in Jerusalem is turning up some amazing stuff.

Oliver NIcholson

How odd to have a whole hoard - and such a large one - with all the coins minted in such a brief period - 3 or 4 years. Makes one wonder if this is the contents of an official paychest. I shall be re-reading Antiochus Strategus. Thank you for your most interesting blog.


Thanks for the comment. I suspect that you are right and that the money had some form of official function, especially given that it was found in a large building.

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