Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Larry Rothfield Challenges Collectors of Dugup Ancient Coins

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Larry Rothfield on his "Punching Bag" blog asks the right questions:
Calling All Coin Collectors: Please Explain Again Why the Findspots of Coins Don't Matter Much...
http://news.yahoo.com/old-coins-force-think-jerusalems-western-wall-121242557.html
Let us just add to that a piece of news from the same part of the world, a coin dealer sold 14.5 kilogrammes of loose coins from the Holy Land not long ago. Just think what the potential for the destruction of archaeological evidence is there.

Is anyone from the ancient coin COLLECTING community going to answer Larry's question sensibly and thoughtfully without parroting what the dealers tell them to say? Don't hold your breath.

1 comment:

Karen Ayleward said...

14.5 Kilos of coins is simply outrageous.

 
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