Coins Found in U.S. May Unlock Centuries-Old Pirate Mystery

Coins Found in U.S. May Unlock Centuries-Old Pirate Mystery
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A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in the US state of Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve a centuries-old cold case.

The villain in this tale: a murderous English pirate who became the world’s most-wanted criminal after plundering a ship carrying Muslim pilgrims home to India from Mecca, then eluded capture by posing as a slave trader.

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