A Hiker Stumbled Across This Incredibly Rare 2,000-Year-Old Gold Coin

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Finding money on the floor is rarely this exciting. This single gold coin was discovered by a hiker and Israel’s Antiquities Authority has since established that it’s one of only two ever discovered. The coin’s 2,000 years old — and, before you ask, priceless.

The coin dates to the year A.D. 107 and shows the Roman ruler Augustus. It was found in the Galilee region of Israel. [AP]