Friday, January 22, 2010

It's not the Tel Dan Inscription, but...

This is the exact "mite" that I have worn for years - Bodhidharma wheel being visible. For a 2200 year old half lead, half brass coin, it's not all that shabby.

Is it a "smoking gun" that convicts the folks in the Levant in terms of cultural borrowing? No, it is circumstantial evidence. But it remains compelling when compared to the complete absence of evidence to the contrary.

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