The Chinese are well known for their superstitious nature. The flight was grounded and the lady was detained by authorities. Fellow passengers spoke of how they saw the elderly woman, who was 76 years old, tossing coins at the engine of the the Lucky Air jet during boarding.
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I have over 40 years experience with Chinese coins and buy only from reliable suppliers in the United States. Some of China's first coins were made to look like a knife, so that people would think of them as money, but they lacked a sharp blade. A hole was included for easy stringing.
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Eight of the coins missed but one landed inside the engine, airport officials told the Agence France Presse news agency. Crew expressed concern over the potential damage a single coin could make if sucked into the mechanism. According to Qiu's neighbour, Qiu believes in Buddhism.
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The first ruler of the Achaemenid dynasty to strike coins was probably Darius I — bcas the Greek historian Herodotus suggests. The coins of the dynasty were the daric struck from gold of very pure quality and the siglos in silver; 20 sigloi shekels made a daric, which weighed 8. The types of both coins were the same: obverse, the Persian king in a kneeling position holding a bow in his left hand and a spear in his right; reverse, only a rough irregular incuse caused in the striking.