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Oldest golden coin discovered in Slovenia first of a very rare type Alexander the Great stater

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A field in Bela Krajina, which was initially farmland, delivered a surprise find of an extremely rare golden Celtic coin dating back to 3rd century BC, which has only been found elsewhere in Europe before.  
It was attached to a bronze belt which was not intact enough to restore, but organic material preserved on the belt could potentially provide the possibility of carbon dating. The condition of the coin itself is well preserved.
Ceramics and iron weapons found in close proximity initially indicates the date to be around 3rd century BC.



It is the oldest coin found in Slovenia and a Celtic imitation of an Alexander the Great stater which features on one side an image of the goddess Nike and the other that of Athena.  
Celtic tribes brought the concept of using Staters as currency to Western and Central Europe, following their service as mercenaries in north Greece.  Gold staters were minted in Gaul by Gallic chiefs imitated the staters of Philip II of Macedonia, which found their way to …

Long lost treasure of gold coins discovered on the coast of Namibia

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Gold coins of significant value were discovered during a search in a recently drained, man-made lagoon on Namibia's coast near Oranjemund.    Mystery of the treasures of Oak Island linked to history and old civilations  The area where the treasure was found is located close to an old mining site, which is in the surf zone, where the incoming waves made mining impossible, so miners pushed up a huge sea-wall with bulldozers parallel to the beach, with the ends running back to the beach,  resulting is a large man-made lagoon, sheltering the site from  the pounding surf.   The following day after the discovery, bits of metal, pipes and other parts of a ship was found and it was then rather certain that a shipwreck should be located closeby. Shortly following this a startling discovery was made.   A ship loaded with $13,000,000 worth of gold and other valuables lay buried under the ocean floor. Searches of the Namibian shore line turned up many finds in relation to ships which got los…