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Metal detector finds treasure trove of coins
Cliff Massey, 86, was using a metal detector when he discovered a stash of 23 gold coins and 25 silver coins dating back more than 500 years. He also made found a 15th-century gold ring with a blue sapphire. Experts believe the treasure was buried in the ground around 1465 for safekeeping - but the items were never retrieved by their wealthy owner.read more
Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins
Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide. When conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston gingerly removed items from the box Tuesday, they found five tightly folded newspapers, a medal depicting George...read more
2,000-year-old trove of ancient coins found in Israel
A 2,000-year-old trove of rare bronze coins from a Late Second Temple Period Jewish settlement was discovered in Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced today. The discovery was made after pottery shards discovered several months ago, during construction to widen the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway, led archaeologists to continue their excavation.read more