Lynn Moore was looking through her change from her local Bi-Lo supermarket in Sumter, South Carolina, when she noticed that one of the coin looked odd:
“It’s definitely not a penny," said Lynn. It wasn’t until she emptied her change that she noticed.
“I threw it in a vase right next to my kitchen table," said Lynn. She continued, "I dumped it out into my hand and noticed that one coin was very odd looking."
For 10 months, she kept it to herself. Then, Ken Lyles saw it. Ken has collected and studied coins for 50 years, and says this one is definitely not American.
“My research on it would tell me that it (was made in) approximately 132 to 135 A.D."
Mr. Lyles says the shape, uneven edges, and weight of the coin means it definitely pre-dates modern mints. According to his reference books, the coin is from ancient Hebrew society.
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