Early Islamic Coins found in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists announced Monday the discovery of a trove of early Islamic gold coins found during recent salvage excavations near the central city of Yavne.

The collection of 425 complete gold coins, most dating to the Abbasid period around 1,100 years ago, was a “extremely rare” find, Israel Antiquities Authorities archaeologists Liat Nadav-Ziv and Elie Haddad said in a joint statement.


9 months ago

That whole area including g Egypt is still loaded with treasures to be found. That is a great discover for the Jewish People.I hope they put them in a Museum we're people can see there history.

9 months ago

Certain Jews in Israel might not be exspecailly happy to find Islamic coins, FWIW.  Still, a great find.  I hope they put them up for sale.

9 months ago
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