WATCH: Israeli hiker finds ‘most rare’ 2,000 yr-old Roman gold coin, 1st in Israel, 2nd in the world

 

view videoAccording to the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Roman gold coin discovered in grass of the Galilee, is the 2nd of its kind known in the world.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

An Israeli hiker on a trip in the eastern Galilee region found a rare gold coin minted in Rome nearly 2,000 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday.

Lori Rimon, a member of the nearby Kibbutz Kfar Bloom, was with a group of seasoned hikers when she discovered the shiny object on the ground.

The group then made contact with the IAA and handed over the ancient piece of currency to the authority.

“It was hard to part with the coin,” said Rimon. “After all, it’s not every day that one finds such an amazing item, but I hope I can see it displayed in a museum in the near future.”

According to the IAA, the coin that displays the portrait of the Emperor Augustus and dates back to the year 107 CE is the second of its kind known in the world.

 

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http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hiker-finds-rare-2000-year-old-gold-coin-in-northern-Israel-447848

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