"Roman coins found in Japan" Topic
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|Tyler326||28 Sep 2016 3:52 p.m. PST|
News that Roman coins being the face of Constantine were found in the ruins of a 12th-15th century Japanese castle. Now we have some thoughts on wargaming Roman armies in Japan!
|altfritz||28 Sep 2016 6:31 p.m. PST|
There's a line in "Sahara" that relates to this…
|altfritz||28 Sep 2016 6:33 p.m. PST|
|Winston Smith ||28 Sep 2016 7:10 p.m. PST|
Gold is gold. Silver is silver. Coins are convenient.
Or maybe the Japanese were numismatists and collectors.
"Look here, Sanjuro San! A 351AD Constantine IV obols minted in Ephesus!"
|Mardaddy ||30 Sep 2016 1:49 p.m. PST|
Wait, wait, wait… You guys are missing some serious history here.
12th-15th century Okinawa. First off, they paid tribute to Japan during that timeframe intermittently, they were not "part" of Japan.
So these were 12th-15th century OKINAWAN castles.
Could have been brought by a failed Mongol invasion in 1296 (that's right, the only ones to win a land war in Asia failed to successfully take over little Okinawa.)
Could have been brought over by the Chinese, perhaps one of the, "Thirty Six Families," in 1392.
Or Siamese traders could have brought it over in 1404.
Maybe brought back from Okinawan trade ships being sent to Java in 1430, or Korea in 1431, or Malacca in 1463…
|Streitax ||01 Oct 2016 5:24 a.m. PST|
Or part of the Templar treasure, brought by the survivors of the Templar fleet in their attempt to get as far from the Pope King of France as they could. Proof that they were the first Europeans to circumnavigate the earth, well, semi-circumnavigate. First to the East. Unfortunately, the Okinawans were not receptive and quickly dispatched the scurvy ridden, exhausted survivors before melting down all the gold except for a few commemorative coins. I read that on the internet somewhere.