What's in your pocket? S&T prof explains fluctuating value of metal in coins
Dr. Ronald Kohser has been keeping a close watch on coins during his career. According to Kohser, a professor of metallurgical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, it currently costs the U.S. Mint ...
Coins show Herod built only part of Second Temple walls
Israeli archaeologists have uncovered ancient coins near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City which challenge the assumption that all of the walls of the Second Temple were built by King Herod.
New mass spectrometry technique clouds early European inflation theories
Unique dictionary nears completion
A huge number of students ranging from linguists to those studying coins and family ancestry are benefiting from a 100 year project to compile the worlds most comprehensive dictionary of Medieval Latin.
Treasures lost and found
Buried hoards are the stuff of childhood dreams. Treasure Under Your Feet, an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, brings together precious objects found all over East Anglia. Heaps of glittering coins, a ...
Ancient coins teach researchers about modern society
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sophisticated radiation techniques are being used to better understand ancient trade
patterns and the development of modern society.
U-M researchers part of team that discovered rare gold coin in Israel
Sharon Herbert and her team were wrapping up their dig at the Tel Kedesh site in Israel, sweeping the site in the 140-degree heat, when a student showed University of Michigan doctoral instructor Lisa Cakmak ...
NDE methods for evaluating ancient coins could be worth their weight in gold
Demonstrating that chemistry sometimes can inform history, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Colorado College and Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md., have shown that sensitive ...
Egypt dig uncovers coins more than 2,250 years old
Archaeologists have uncovered bronze coins bearing the image of ancient Egyptian ruler King Ptolemy III in an oasis south of the capital, the culture ministry announced on Thursday.
Coin tosses can be easily rigged: study
The ubiquitous coin toss is not so random after all, and can easily be manipulated to turn up heads, or tails, a Canadian study has found.
Counterfeit euros are detected with an optical mouse
The sensor of some optical mice can be used to easily and cheaply detect counterfeit euros, according to a study published by Spanish researchers of the University of Lleida (UdL) in the scientific journal ...
Israel displays coins from ancient Jewish revolt
(AP) -- Israel displayed for the first time Wednesday a collection of rare coins charred and burned from the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.
Heads or tails? It all depends on some key variables
Everyone knows the flip of a coin is a 50-50 proposition. Only it's not. You can beat the odds. So says a three-person team of Stanford and UC-Santa Cruz researchers. They produced a provocative study that turns conventional ...
Buried Coins Key to Roman Population Mystery?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first century BC in Italy was culturally a brilliant age, unequaled by any other period in Roman history. It was a time of Cicero, Caesar, Vergil, Horace and many other major literary ...