A Hiker Stumbled Across This Incredibly Rare 2,000-Year-Old Gold Coin

Image by AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

Finding money on the floor is rarely this exciting. This single gold coin was discovered by a hiker and Israel’s Antiquities Authority has since established that it’s one of only two ever discovered. The coin’s 2,000 years old—and, before you ask, priceless.

The coin dates to the year A.D. 107 and shows the Roman ruler Augusts. It was found in the Galilee region of Israel.



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