The shiny object was just sitting there in the grass, waiting to be found. It was a 2,000-year-old gold coin with the face of a Roman emperor, so rare that only one other such coin is known to exist. Laurie Rimon discovered the gold coin while hiking in eastern Galilee recently, not far from the biblical site where it’s written that Jesus walked on water and performed the miracle of the multiplication of the fish and bread. Rimon, from a kibbutz in northern Israel, turned it over to the Israel Antiquities Authority. It was her own little miracle.

“It was not easy parting with the coin,” she said. “After all, it is not every day one discovers such an amazing object, but I hope I will see it displayed in a museum in the near future.” “This coin is rare on a global level,” said Dr. Danny Syon, a coin expert with the Israel Antiquities Authority. READ MORE