Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Leysaoo, Jul 11, 2020.
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What is the oldest metallic coin ever made?
Given that, it seems like coins from all ages remain hidden in the ground somewhere (someone already pointed out the dominant variable of location). But it's difficult to know what the oldest one is without finding it and knowing that it's the oldest. But one has to find the oldest to know it's there. But how do you know it's the oldest until someone finds an even older one? Infinite regress.
I think it's fair to say that evidence exists that one can still find coins of great antiquity in the ground. But no one knows the oldest one possible nor how many of any type remain.
What is the oldest coin you can find metal detecting
I think you should have substituted the "can find" with "have found" or @Inspector43 question stands as correct. LOL
Kingdom of Lydia in what is now Turkey, circa 600 BC or so. Some say Phrygia or Aegina around the same time frame.
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