Large trove of ancient Islamic gold coins found in Israel

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A trove of ancient Islamic gold coins are discovered through a recent dig at the central Israeli town of Yavne, archaeologists said Monday.

The assortment of 425 entire gold coins, many relationship to the Abbasid period about 1,100 years ago, was a”very rare” locate, Israel Antiquities Authorities archaeologists Liat Nadav-Ziv and Elie Haddad stated in a joint announcement.

The coins have been discovered by youth volunteers throughout the past couple of days.

Countless additional smaller pits from gold coins which could have functioned as smaller denominations were discovered.

Initial evaluation suggests the coins date back in the late 9th century, based on Robert Koola coin specialist with all the antiquities authority.

The interval is is known as the golden era of the Abbasid Caliphate that commanded the majority of the Near East and North Africa.

“Hopefully the analysis of this hoard will tell us about an interval of which we know very little,” Kool said.

The discovery was one of the biggest caches of historical coins located in Israel.

In 2015, amateur sailors discovered around two,000 gold coins away from the shore of this ancient port town of Caesarea dating into the Fatimid period at the 10th and 11th centuries.

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