Israeli hiker finds 2,000-year-old Roman coin

The 2,000-year-old coin discovered by Israeli hiker Lori Rimon in the Galilee. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

( An Israeli hiker found a 2,000-year-old Roman-era coin in the eastern Galilee region, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).

Lori Rimon of Kibbutz Kfar Bloom found the coin and handed it over to the IAA. The coin displays the image of Roman Emperor Augustus and dates back to 107 CE. It is the world's second known coin of its kind.

"It was hard to part with the coin," Rimon said. "After all, it's not every day that one finds such an amazing item, but I hope I can see it displayed in a museum in the near future."

Posted on March 14, 2016 .