Cache of Pure Gold Coins From Islamic Period Found in Central Israel

The 24-carat gold weighs 845 grams in total, enough to buy a luxurious house in the capital of Egypt during the Abbasid Caliphate

Nir Hasson
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Ninth-century gold coins from the Abbasid Caliphate found in central Israel on August 18, 2020.
Ninth-century gold coins from the Abbasid Caliphate found in central Israel on August 18, 2020.Credit: Yoli Shwartz / Israel Antiquities Authority
Nir Hasson

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