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Coins found in New England help solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate Henry Every

WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,038 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 8, 2022 8:25AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Coins found in New England help solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate: "One of the greatest crimes of the 17th century"

From CBS News:

One tarnished silver coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, one of the world's most ruthless pirates wandered the American colonies with impunity.

Newly surfaced documents also strengthen the case that English buccaneer Henry Every - the target of the first worldwide manhunt - hid out in New England before sailing for Ireland and vanishing into the wind.

CBS News article:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coins-new-england-help-solve-mystery-of-murderous-1600s-pirate-henry-every

A Mughal coin of Aurangzeb which could have been part of the pirate's loot:

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Mughal silver rupee of Aurangzeb, Surat mint, AH 1091 (AD 1680)
Silver, 24 mm, 11.49 gm, Krause KM 300.86

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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sort of interesting the way research on coins, their provenance in a way, has helped uncover the path taken to avoid capture. I'm curious for the end of the tale to discover where he ended up and what his demise may have been.

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for posting this :)@WillieBoyd2

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Henry Every

    English captain and pirate
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    Born20 August 1659 · Newton Ferrers, Devon, England
    Died Uncertain (proposed 1699–1714, aged 40–55) · Uncertain (proposed Devon, England)
    Nickname Long Ben · The Arch Pirate · The King of Pirates
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    Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM, JTHawaii, mainejoe, softparade, derryb

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Aaarrrrgggghhhh Matey.... Give me the booty or your life.... Hell, I will take both!!!

    Cheers, RickO

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