Silver coins were stored in Parthenon: Coin World Buzz
- Published: Jul 7, 2015, 6 AM
1. Silver stash
Recent research in Greece has revealed an intriguing possibility: that the attic of the Parthenon might have been used to house millions of silver coins, acting as the city's treasury over an extended period of time.
According to LiveScience.com, researchers discovered this possibility by reconstructing the size of the attic, analyzing ancient records to extrapolate how large the city's coin reserves may have been, and re-examining archaeological work carried out decades ago.
2. ANA welcomes new board members
Voting members of the American Numismatic Association have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to serve on the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term.
3. Historic anti-slavery halfpenny token reaches auction
"The anti-slavery movement in Britain adopted campaign techniques that sound familiar today, distributing pamphlets and creating objects with imagery intended to evoke the struggle."
4. Jackie Robinson lives on in numismatics
Senior Editor Jeff Starck takes a brief look at Jackie Robinson's career and how he was honored through numismatics.
5. Precious metals pricing
Kitco.com listed the following prices per ounce as of 12:03 p.m. ET Tuesday:
6. Hot topics
Check out the three most-read stories of the last couple of days:
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