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(NYPost)   Ancient Judean silver coin from the first century sells for record price in NYC, still buys as much gas as it did 2,000 years ago   (nypost.com) divider line 44
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2012-03-10 09:25:40 AM
From the same page, what Steven Tyler with boobies might look like:
www.nypost.com
 
2012-03-10 10:19:25 AM
didn't I read something about this in the Harry Dresden files...?
 
2012-03-10 11:15:40 AM
Don't let it be said that those people clutching onto their money doesn't pay off.
 
rpm
2012-03-10 11:32:02 AM
Splitters
 
2012-03-10 11:41:14 AM
www.gifsforum.com
 
2012-03-10 11:44:32 AM
We're off on the road to Judeaaaa, we certainly do get arououound... boom chicka boom chicka boom chicka boom

/papyrus...need rolling papyrus
 
2012-03-10 11:45:09 AM

Weaver95: didn't I read something about this in the Harry Dresden files...?


Call me if it's Lasciel's coin. We can make a deal.
 
2012-03-10 11:53:48 AM
... still buys as much gas as it did 2,000 years ago

1/30 of a Messiah?
 
2012-03-10 12:04:37 PM
People get freaked out when I mention the connection between gas and silver.

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www.wearysloth.com

/vestal
 
2012-03-10 12:12:14 PM
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2012-03-10 12:16:27 PM
29 more pieces and I'll turn in this crazy friend of mine to the DHS...I mean Praetorium
 
2012-03-10 12:17:32 PM
Meh.

i.imgur.com

Not getting out of bed for that, subster.
 
2012-03-10 12:33:51 PM
Isn't it currently 5773 in the Jewish Calendar? If it is from "year 1" wouldn't the coing be 5773 years old and not 2012? Didn't think the Jews would have reset the calendar because some kid was born in Bethlehem.
 
2012-03-10 12:42:51 PM
So they gave up the better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... just for that farking coin?
 
2012-03-10 12:45:44 PM
dionysusaur:
... still buys as much gas as it did 2,000 years ago

1/30 of a Messiah?

Yep, only that would be 33.33 milliMessiahs -- metric, don't you know. Jesus saves, so he still has his.

/ +1, you magnificent bastard.
/ +1 Subby, too.


i39.tinypic.com
Well Played
 
2012-03-10 12:50:23 PM

spectrum17: Isn't it currently 5773 in the Jewish Calendar? If it is from "year 1" wouldn't the coing be 5773 years old and not 2012? Didn't think the Jews would have reset the calendar because some kid was born in Bethlehem.


They didn't. Some of them reset the calendar in the middle of a revolution against the roman occupation, attempting to start a new Israel.

It's not from AD 1, it's from AD 66.
 
2012-03-10 01:15:07 PM
Hmm, mighty good condition from a silver coin 2000 years old. Whenever I see something so spectacularly rare that just happens to come up for auction and looks so easy to forge (literally, in this case), my first instinct is to think "Fake!". Of course, that's also my first instinct upon reading or viewing anything on Fark, so maybe I'm wrong.
 
2012-03-10 01:15:25 PM

Kar98: Meh.

[i.imgur.com image 600x800]

Not getting out of bed for that, subster.


You missed this gem, then:

Heritage said $1.1 million was the highest price for any Judean coin paid at auction. It's pre-auction estimated value was $950,000.

I hope Bob the Angry Flower uses an iPad.
 
2012-03-10 01:26:45 PM

Thetrickisnotminding: spectrum17: Isn't it currently 5773 in the Jewish Calendar? If it is from "year 1" wouldn't the coing be 5773 years old and not 2012? Didn't think the Jews would have reset the calendar because some kid was born in Bethlehem.

They didn't. Some of them reset the calendar in the middle of a revolution against the roman occupation, attempting to start a new Israel.

It's not from AD 1, it's from AD 66.


Cool ,Thanks for clearing that up
 
2012-03-10 01:32:03 PM

deadsanta: Hmm, mighty good condition from a silver coin 2000 years old. Whenever I see something so spectacularly rare that just happens to come up for auction and looks so easy to forge (literally, in this case), my first instinct is to think "Fake!". Of course, that's also my first instinct upon reading or viewing anything on Fark, so maybe I'm wrong.


Fortunately, people who deal with these sorts of items know quite a bit about detecting counterfeits. In fact, contemporary counterfeits -- fakes made in the same era as the coins they imitate -- are themselves collectible.
 
2012-03-10 01:32:53 PM
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Jew silver! I knew it!
 
2012-03-10 01:33:09 PM

spectrum17:

Cool ,Thanks for clearing that up



You're quite welcome.
 
2012-03-10 01:41:32 PM

Weaver95: didn't I read something about this in the Harry Dresden files...?


I should have known Weaver would make this reference first. Just remember to not touch it with exposed flesh, and you should be fine.
 
2012-03-10 01:59:17 PM
But how much liquid shwartz can it get me?
 
2012-03-10 02:13:09 PM
The Year 1 prototype silver shekel from 66 AD was bought Thursday night at Heritage Auctions by an unidentified private collector.

It belongs in a museum.
 
2012-03-10 02:26:19 PM
It's the first silver coin struck by Jewish forces who revolted that year against Roman rule in the province of Judea.

So, it's not specifically a lucky coin, then, I take it.
 
2012-03-10 02:27:08 PM

spectrum17: Isn't it currently 5773 in the Jewish Calendar? If it is from "year 1" wouldn't the coing be 5773 years old and not 2012? Didn't think the Jews would have reset the calendar because some kid was born in Bethlehem.


Yeah we're in 5772.

the reason why it says 'Year 1' is related as to why it says 'Yerushalayim HaKodesh' behind it. It was made to commemorate the first year free of Roman joug, never to terrorize us again
 
mhd
2012-03-10 02:29:18 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: From the same page, what Steven Tyler with boobies might look like


No, we were talking about a different Jordan, and three pomegranates.
 
2012-03-10 02:31:07 PM

Tatsuma: It was made to commemorate the first year free of Roman joug, never to terrorize us again


At first I was like
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But then
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I conquer'd
 
2012-03-10 03:00:21 PM

rpm: Splitters


Is it a People Coin of Judea or a Judea's People's Coin, Reg?
 
2012-03-10 03:05:43 PM

Tatsuma: spectrum17: Isn't it currently 5773 in the Jewish Calendar? If it is from "year 1" wouldn't the coing be 5773 years old and not 2012? Didn't think the Jews would have reset the calendar because some kid was born in Bethlehem.

Yeah we're in 5772.

the reason why it says 'Year 1' is related as to why it says 'Yerushalayim HaKodesh' behind it. It was made to commemorate the first year free of Roman joug, never to terrorize us again


How did THAT work out for you people then?
 
2012-03-10 03:11:55 PM
Jews and their money....
 
2012-03-10 03:13:33 PM
DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: From the same page, what Steven Tyler with boobies might look like:
[www.nypost.com image 350x599]


I've hit worse
 
2012-03-10 03:32:43 PM

deadsanta: Hmm, mighty good condition from a silver coin 2000 years old. Whenever I see something so spectacularly rare that just happens to come up for auction and looks so easy to forge (literally, in this case), my first instinct is to think "Fake!". Of course, that's also my first instinct upon reading or viewing anything on Fark, so maybe I'm wrong.


A surprising number of coins from the ancient era have survived to this day. And they still turn up regularly, in cashes buried centuries ago which were lost or forgotten.
 
2012-03-10 03:37:39 PM
How many orders of wolf nipple chips would that buy?
 
2012-03-10 04:55:49 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: How many orders of wolf nipple chips would that buy?


With or without a side of Lark's tongues?
 
2012-03-10 05:22:51 PM

FormlessOne: Weaver95: didn't I read something about this in the Harry Dresden files...?

Call me if it's Lasciel's coin. We can make a deal.


We have deployed our favorite Atheist Trotskyist Warrior of God to recover it.

Damn Nickleheads.
 
2012-03-10 05:31:21 PM
Get me 40 of these and I can tell you where to find the Jesus.
 
2012-03-10 06:47:04 PM

Disciple_of_Trogdor: FormlessOne: Weaver95: didn't I read something about this in the Harry Dresden files...?

Call me if it's Lasciel's coin. We can make a deal.

We have deployed our favorite Atheist Trotskyist Warrior of God to recover it.

Damn Nickleheads.


Always loved that epithet.
 
2012-03-10 08:34:46 PM

RyansPrivates: Get me 40 of these and I can tell you where to find the Jesus.


The parking lot at Home Depot?
 
2012-03-10 09:27:03 PM
That article read like a Dwarf Fortress item description. All it needed was to add "menacing with spikes of cat bone" and it would have been golden.
 
2012-03-11 01:05:03 AM
See what happens when you take "In G_d we Trust" off of your coins?
The Romans destroy your temple and erect a pizza parlor.
 
2012-03-11 01:43:46 AM

Yakk: So they gave up the better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... just for that farking coin?


At this rate, they'll take us with them this time.
 
2012-03-11 03:49:43 AM

Weaver95: didn't I read something about this in the Harry Dresden files...?


Glad I'm not the only one whose mind went there immediately.
 
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