Monday, 14 March 2016

Finder gets Praise

BBC 'Israeli hiker finds second of kind Roman coin' 14 March 2016

An Israeli hiker has found a Roman coin that is almost 2,000 years old and only the second of its kind found in the world, no metal detector was involved, and the finder did not act in order to get financial reward.
The hiker, Laurie Rimon, will be awarded a certificate of appreciation for good citizenship, Israel's antiquities authority says. Ms Rimon, a member of the Kefar Blum kibbutz, was hiking with friends in the eastern Galilee when she discovered a shiny object in the grass. The group's guide then contacted the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), who arrived within two hours. Ms Rimon then handed over the find, but said "it was not easy parting with the coin".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"no metal detector was involved"
Of course. It's illegal to search for antiquities over there without a license.

Although, as you know, British detectorists have recently been advised to get round the identical French law by saying they are searching for tractor parts. Such inventiveness. Makes you proud to be British.

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