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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 38, September 18, 2006, Article 16

ANCIENT COIN FOUND IN GROCERY STORE CHANGE?

Arthur Shippee forwarded the following story from the Explorator
newsletter, published by WLTX-TV of Columbia, SC.  Explorator
editor David Meadows  writes: "A woman received what looks like a
Bar Kokhba denarius as part of her change during a recent shopping
expedition":

"When the coins come out of the cash drawer, they all sound the
same. And when Lynn Moore picked up her change and walked out of
a Sumter Bi-Lo last November, she had no reason to believe her
coins were any different.

Boy, was she wrong.

“It's definitely not a penny," said Lynn.

"For 10 months, she kept it to herself. Then, Ken Lyles saw it.
Ken has collected and studied coins for 50 years, and says this
one is definitely not American.

“My research on it would tell me that it (was made in)
approximately 132 to 135 A.D."

Mr. Lyles says the shape, uneven edges, and weight of the coin
means it definitely pre-dates modern mints. According to his
reference books, the coin is from ancient Hebrew society."

To read the complete story (and view a video and image of the
coin), see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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