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{January 12, 2011}   The Problems with Illegally Transporting Ancient Coins

Nathan Elkins wrote in his paper “Why Coins Matter: Trafficking in Undocumented and Illegally Exported Ancient Coins” about the importance of being able to put coins into proper historical context to insure their importance as sources of history. When a coin is illegally exported, it loses its usefulness as a sources as it is unknown where it was discovered, what else was found along with it and in which stratigraphic layers it was found.

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