A 17th century Arabian silver coin, top, was found at a farm in Rhode Island. Its discovery sheds new light on the mystery of a where a pirate ended up in the late 1600s. Photo: AP A 17th century Arabian silver coin, top, was found at a farm in Rhode Island. Its discovery sheds new light on the mystery of a where a pirate ended up in the late 1600s. Photo: AP
A 17th century Arabian silver coin, top, was found at a farm in Rhode Island. Its discovery sheds new light on the mystery of a where a pirate ended up in the late 1600s. Photo: AP
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The oldest cold case: history of pirate who seized Indian treasure ship seen in new light after discovery of 17th century Arabian coins in New England

  • A handful of coins found in the US indicate a pirate who became the world’s most-wanted criminal in the 1600s might have travelled to America while on the run
  • Until now, historians only knew that Captain Henry Every sailed to Ireland in 1696 after he captured a royal Indian vessel filled with gold and silver

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A 17th century Arabian silver coin, top, was found at a farm in Rhode Island. Its discovery sheds new light on the mystery of a where a pirate ended up in the late 1600s. Photo: AP A 17th century Arabian silver coin, top, was found at a farm in Rhode Island. Its discovery sheds new light on the mystery of a where a pirate ended up in the late 1600s. Photo: AP
A 17th century Arabian silver coin, top, was found at a farm in Rhode Island. Its discovery sheds new light on the mystery of a where a pirate ended up in the late 1600s. Photo: AP
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