Thursday, 18 August 2016

"Coins from Syria"



The war there has been going on five years, but now freshly surfaced and undocumented coins and jewellery from Syria are restricted from entry into US https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-19491 Not before time. Not that it matters to the antiquities trade, for they have been denying all along that there is a single piece of such material on the international, let alone US, market. The State Department’s Cultural Heritage Centre has produced a special little banner for us on the occasion and to taunt the US no-questions-asked coin trade with its empty amateurish  arguments and pointless posing.

1 comment:

Judith Weingarten said...

Paul, perhaps you will find this useful (and shocking): http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=318545
No provenance mentioned, not even an obviously false one.
Kind regards, Judith

 
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