Hoard of 100,000 centuries-old coins discovered in Japan

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Here we see some of the coin bundles. If you look closely, you can see square holes in the middle of the coins where a string could have held them together. Archaeologists in Japan have unearthed a massive stash of about 100,000 coins in Maebashi, a city about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Tokyo. The hoard was found during excavations ahead of the construction of a factory, reported The Asahi Shimbun , a newspaper in Japan. Only 334 of the coins have been examined so far, with the oldest one originating from China and dating to 175 B.C. and...