Coin collector Duncan Finch has a poor opinion of fundamentalist Moslems it seems. He says:
Maybe I'm maligning them but I think that these ISIS guys wouldn't know a rare Islamic gold coin from a pork chop [sic], and that the whole lot was there solely as a pile of gold.Yes, the fired clay and stone artefacts too. Like Mr Tompa, Mr Finch denies the possibility that anyone but he can recognize what is floggable to foreign collectors. I suppose then he has an explanation why certain objects with figurative decoration were extracted from Mosul Museum before the iconoclastic smashing. Perhaps he'd like to share his "reasoning" with us?