Buried Hoard of 44 Byzantine Gold Coins Found in Nature Reserve in Israel

Excavators in Israel have discovered a treasure trove of 44 Byzantine gold coins and other valuables.

Coins from the hoard were struck by Byzantine Empire under Emperor Phocas (AD 602 ​​to AD 610) and Emperor Heraklion (AD 610 to 641). All the money was gold the solidus coins, which were common currency during the Byzantine era (ca. 330 AD to 1453). Experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) dated the latest coins in the crypt to the time of the Muslim conquest of Byzantine Palestine, which occurred in 635 AD, according to a statement.

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