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Huge hoard of gold coins found in Israel


Posted on Thursday, 12 July, 2012 | Comment icon 16 comments


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The 1,000-year-old discovery of 108 coins is believed to be a stash buried by the Knights Hospitaller.

The hoard was discovered buried underneath a tiled floor at the ruins of a castle in Arsuf which was once a strategic stronghold during the Crusades. The 400 grams of coins may have been payment the Knights Hospitaller were due either from leasing the land or from industrial activities.

"It is a rare find. We don't have a lot of gold that had been circulated by the Crusaders," said Professor Oren Tal who lead the dig. "The study of these coins will contribute to our understanding of how large-scale economic interactions were made at the time."

"A 1,000-year-old hoard of gold coins has been unearthed at a famous Crusader battleground where Christian and Muslim forces once fought for control of the Holy Land, Israeli archaeologists said on Wednesday."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by The Mule on 12 July, 2012, 16:50
Im sure the franklin mint will come out with special offer replica if you act now....
Comment icon #8 Posted by King Fluffs on 12 July, 2012, 19:06
Oh it's quite okay. I drank from the holy grail years ago. I lost that too, some Jesus fellah apparently had it after me. I wonder where it is now...
Comment icon #9 Posted by Junior Chubb on 12 July, 2012, 20:16
Retrace your footsteps and try and remember where you had it last... Hope you get it back, it would go for a fortune on eBay!!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Super-Fly on 12 July, 2012, 23:08
nice find!
Comment icon #11 Posted by csspwns on 13 July, 2012, 1:36
i would very much like to STEAL TAT HOARD!! MWAHAHAHA
Comment icon #12 Posted by Chooky88 on 13 July, 2012, 13:58
They are still going. Now they call themselves the "Knights of St John" AKA ST John Ambulance Service.(Australia) The higher echelons of that organisation still have knights and every bit of mystyche as the younger Freemasonry.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Paracelse on 13 July, 2012, 17:52
I bet those archeologists are thrilled by their discovery but are they as thrilled a those communal workers who found 8000 pounds worth of gold by the German border in Switzerland ... If no one claims it it's theirs to keep.
Comment icon #14 Posted by pallidin on 13 July, 2012, 20:59
Hey! I like your little bug running around. It messed with me for a second!!
Comment icon #15 Posted by DeathRain2012 on 19 July, 2012, 14:08
That much gold would draw a man into the pirate life.


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