Israel dating on coins
Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) have found a cache of gold coins hidden between two stones in the side of a well.The well was located in a house in a neighborhood dating to the Abbasid and Fatimid periods.The owner of the treasure and his family likely perished in the massacre or were sold into slavery, and thus not able to retrieve the gold.This latest find was discovered close to the location of two other finds from the same period.Excavations continue at Caesarea as archaeologists uncover some of the most exciting finds of recent times.With the financial backing of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, some US million has been invested in uncovering hidden treasures under the ground and in the sea.These treasures are currently on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.This latest coin cache is a unique combination of coins not yet seen in Israel.
They had been minted farther north, in the city of Tyre, and bear the images of the king, Antiochus VII and his brother Demetrius Israeli, stated Avraham Tendler, director of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The small hoard was found hidden in a rock crevice by a wall of an impressive agricultural estate, the Israel Antiquities Authority stated.
Its archaeologists made the discovery while digging at a site slated for the construction of a new neighborhood in Modi‘in.
Closer analysis of the coins showed that the cache contains one or two coins from every year between 135 to 126 BCE.
Altogether, coins from nine years are there, says Dr.
Maybe one day they had enough, though, and participated in the first revolt against the Romans, that broke out in 66 CE.