1. Tons of ancient Chinese coins found in tomb
ancient tomb in East China’s Jiangxi Province has yielded 10 tons of
bronze coins, according to a Nov. 6 report by Xinhuanet. The
careful excavation of the thousands of bronze coins is leading to a
clear understanding of the monetary system the Western Han Dynasty
(206 B.C. to 25 A.D.).
archeologists announced Wednesday the discovery of the Haihunhou
cemetery near Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province. It
covers some 40,000 square meters with eight tombs and a chariot burial
site with walls that stretch for almost 900 meters.
unearthed coins were found among "more than 10,000 other gold,
bronze and iron items ... along with jade articles, wood tablets and
bamboo slips," Xinhuanet reports.
Read the full story.
2. 12-year-old designs Scottish note
the Bank of Scotland announced its first polymer £5 bank note, it said
that in addition to the regular issue it would issue a special limited
edition £5 note that would feature a design from the winner of a
children’s competition. All sales proceeds were to go to the BBC
Children in Need charity.”
Take a look at the £5 note.
3. Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition depicted on a coin
Antarctic Territory is the issuer of the 2015 copper-nickel and silver
£2 coins marking the centennial of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic
Expedition of 1914 to 1917. Also known as the Endurance
Expedition (for the ship used during the effort), it was the last
major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.”
See the coin and read more about Shackleton’s expedition.
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