Since their first invention in western Turkey in the late seventh century B.C., coins have been struck in precious metals and copper alloys, and since that time they have been lost, buried in hoards, placed in graves, or otherwise left behind for archaeologists to find.The Roman coins appear to be much older, dating back to at least 400AD according to estimates.The board of education in the Japanese city of Uruma announced the discovery, and said the story of how the coins came to arrive in Japan remained shrouded in doubt. Links Accuracy of the Details Further Reading Completing the History The Pollen Trail What is the Sudarium? First of all, I wish to explain that while it is the business of this site to grapple with controversial evidence, nothing is presented here without a good deal of reflection, prayer and the scrutiny of one trained in science.Questions raised by the skeptics have been answered.The castle was abandoned in 1458 and has been a tourist attraction, and most recently a UNESCO world heritage site.
The now looming question is how on earth did these coins end up 1 meter below the surface at the medieval castle, Katsuren in Okinawa?
Small change, usually small bronze coins, comprises the huge bulk of excavation coins.
They are indicative of the kind of coin that is dropped or lost, with the owner having no intention of, or no chance to recover them.
One area that long saw Roman occupation was modern-day Spain and the Iberian Peninsula.
A number of fantastic treasures dating back to antiquity have been recovered in the country.