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(NBC News)   If you stashed 44 gold coins, the Israeli Antiquities Authority would like you to know that they have been recovered, and you aren't getting them back   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2022-10-04 1:07:42 PM  
Imagine seeing that in a museum! 39 gleaming gold coins from history!
 
2022-10-04 1:09:25 PM  
What if the 1400 year old hoarder gets a lawyer?
 
2022-10-04 1:09:28 PM  
They're in such good condition that I wonder if they were ever used.
 
2022-10-04 1:10:42 PM  

Thoreny: They're in such good condition that I wonder if they were ever used.


I mean, look at it. They don't look like our quarters that have been circulating for a decade.
 
2022-10-04 1:13:19 PM  

thealgorerhythm: What if the 1400 year old hoarder gets a lawyer?


Better Call Sol
 
2022-10-04 1:14:13 PM  
thealgorerhythm: What if the 1400 year old hoarder gets a lawyer?

You think he could find one in Israel? :D

/yes, i know that's a bad stereotype
// so sue me
/// wait..no..ahhh..
 
2022-10-04 1:17:53 PM  
"My coins!"
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2022-10-04 1:20:26 PM  
Brb I need to go check on my hoard.
 
2022-10-04 1:25:06 PM  
I see they've started hiring Italian plumbers to do their dirty work.
 
2022-10-04 1:30:32 PM  
When other people do demolition, they find gold coins and pieces of history. When I do demo I find used condoms and dead cockroaches.
 
2022-10-04 1:30:41 PM  

SirMadness: Imagine seeing that in a museum! 39 gleaming gold coins from history!


I'm sure the 33 coins would be admired by onlookers.
 
2022-10-04 1:31:02 PM  

Thoreny: They're in such good condition that I wonder if they were ever used.


I don't think gold coins where ever put in vending machines.
 
2022-10-04 1:33:19 PM  
So you're saying the Jews took my money and aren't giving it back? Sounds kinda racist, subby.
 
2022-10-04 1:35:44 PM  

TheCableGuy: SirMadness: Imagine seeing that in a museum! 39 gleaming gold coins from history!

I'm sure the 33 coins would be admired by onlookers.


All 28 of these coins belong in a museum.
 
2022-10-04 1:35:49 PM  
Did anyone else have to read the article's headline a few times to figure out the coins were not inside a wall within a person's shed?
/ feeling stupid today
 
2022-10-04 1:38:20 PM  
44 coins and they only weigh 6 oz? They must be tiny coins.
 
2022-10-04 1:50:07 PM  

AeAe: 44 coins and they only weigh 6 oz? They must be tiny coins.


Want to know how I know you've never dealt drugs?
 
2022-10-04 1:57:02 PM  

AeAe: 44 coins and they only weigh 6 oz? They must be tiny coins.


A nickle only weighs 5 grams
 
2022-10-04 1:57:44 PM  
Lexus Lutharicus stashed 44 gold coins but the Romans killed him.
That's as many as four elevens.
And that's terrible.
 
2022-10-04 2:10:31 PM  

AeAe: 44 coins and they only weigh 6 oz? They must be tiny coins.


Judging from the photo, they appear to be between the size of a US nickel and a quarter. The quarter-nickel range is about the sweet spot for coins because they aren't too heavy/bulky, but are big enough to grip with two fingers. This is also a good size for stamping photos of faces or other stuff. It's big enough to be recognizable and also not have to use a magnifying glass to make the die, but not so big as to be impractical.

There are some exceptions but most coins are pretty consistently the same size through history.
 
2022-10-04 2:11:56 PM  
If they took 56 more, would they get an extra life?
 
2022-10-04 2:17:58 PM  
Emperor Phocas!!
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2022-10-04 2:18:58 PM  

BFletch651: TheCableGuy: SirMadness: Imagine seeing that in a museum! 39 gleaming gold coins from history!

I'm sure the 33 coins would be admired by onlookers.

All 28 of these coins belong in a museum.


Those 24 coins need to be polished before display.
 
2022-10-04 2:28:19 PM  

WonderDave1: BFletch651: TheCableGuy: SirMadness: Imagine seeing that in a museum! 39 gleaming gold coins from history!

I'm sure the 33 coins would be admired by onlookers.

All 28 of these coins belong in a museum.

Those 24 coins need to be polished before display.


That ancient container that once held 18 coins is going to be a great new exhibit.
 
2022-10-04 2:45:53 PM  
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Did someone say Byzantines? :P
 
2022-10-04 3:07:01 PM  

thealgorerhythm: What if the 1400 year old hoarder gets a lawyer?


Then they get their coin back.  After paying a 43 coin fee.
 
2022-10-04 3:44:00 PM  
I wonder who gets to wear them?
 
2022-10-04 3:56:34 PM  
Finding coins in wall sheds is pretty common actually. Especially the light ones.
 
2022-10-04 4:16:11 PM  

thealgorerhythm: What if the 1400 year old hoarder gets a lawyer?


Don't give Trump any ideas. He doesn't need another round of fundraisers lawsuits.
 
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