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i was just thinking about the coins...
doesn't the "shroud of Turin" image have Roman coins placed over the eyes?
(there's just a bundle of things that can be addressed if the coins could be positively identified)
The coins that were discovered date to the reigns of the Roman emperors Nero, Nerva and Trajan who ruled the Roman Empire from 54-117 CE. The coins are adorned with the images of the emperors and on their reverse are cultic portrayals of the emperor, symbols of the brotherhood of warriors and mythological gods such as Jupiter seated on a throne or Jupiter grasping a lightning bolt in his hand."
The coins in the cache make its dating quite accurate. The coins were minted in the reigns of Roman emperors Nero, Nerva, and Trajan. The oldest of the coins is dated to 54 CE; the newest was minted in 117 CE.
"The coins feature the portraits of the emperors, with their flipside embossed with scenes from the imperial cult, symbols of comradeship, and gods of the Roman pantheon such as Jupiter on his throne or holding lightning in his hand," Amil Eljam, who headed the dig, said.
Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
Originally posted by MI5edtoDeath
The Romans recognised Palestine and you could be a Palestinian who was a Roman citizen and be the person who buried the hoard. Do note that the ring had an engraving of Jupiter no ancient Hebrew would have worn.
Correct, I believe that is a European God (Roman). So I guess give it to Europe. Glad we agree there is no argument at all for this belonging to Palestinians. Please stop derailing this thread your bigotgry.
Amazing find, wonder what I would do if I came across such a wonder in my back yard.