Wednesday, April 14, 2021

17th-century coins may solve the mystery of murderous ‘King of Pirates’

WARWICK, R.I. (NEXSTAR) — A handful of 17th-century Arabian silver coins unearthed across New England may help solve one of the planet’s oldest cold cases. 

Amateur historian and metal detectorist Jim Bailey found the first intact coin in a Rhode Island orchard and discovered it was minted in 1693 in Yemen.


  1. According to NPR the coins were found "in a strawberry orchard in Rhode Island."

    Amazing. Strawberry trees. Who knew?

  2. Rhode Island HistorianApril 14, 2021 at 1:57 PM

    LOL, Thomas Tew and his crew brought back trunks of those coins. Guy is making wild speculative claims and pulling shit out of his ass to get attention.


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