Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Old Coin

Boingboing provided an interesting link to a story about a 2,000 year old counterfeit coin found in Italy.

This little nugget caught my eye: "This is not the first example of counterfeiting in the ancient world, but the researchers say that in this case the silver coating seems to have been created by a sophisticated chemical process."

My Conspiracy-and-Hermetics addled brain can't help but draw tenuous, unscientific links between disparate bits of historical ephemera.

Thus I conclude that the Italian coin could have only been electroplated utilizing Baghdad Batteries.

I should go before I rant about how the Bronze Age first occurred in Southeast Asia or that dolphins, humans and apes had a common ancestor.

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