Silver coins prove global trade in 8th century Germany

"The discovery of Arabic coins at the coast of the Baltic sea proves that there was global trade more than 1,200 years ago," said Greifswald historian Fred Ruchhoeft about the discovery of 82 Arabic coins in a northern German field.

The coins, along with silver bars, were found near Anklam, Germany by a team of  volunteers working with regional authorities and the University of Greifswald. They are believed to originate in the region of modern-day Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or northern Africa.