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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 1, January 4, 2009, Article 23

HOARD OF 7TH CENTURY GOLD COINS UNEARTHED IN ISRAEL

Stephen Pradier and Arthur Shippee forwarded information about this marvelous find of Gold coins in Israel. -Editor
7th century gold coin hoard The Israel Antiquities Authority reported a thrilling find Sunday -- the discovery of 264 ancient gold coins in Jerusalem National Park.

The coins were minted during the early 7th century.

"This is one of the largest and most impressive coin hoards ever discovered in Jerusalem -- certainly the largest and most important of its period," said Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets, who are directing the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Researchers discovered the coins at the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which started at sunset on Sunday.

To read the complete article, see: Israeli archaeologists find rare gold coins (www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/12/22/israel.rare.coins/)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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