425 gold coins dating return to early Islamic period were identified in central Israel. Youths volunteering in an archaeological dig have identified the coins that had lain buried in a clay jar for 1,100 yrs..
BBC information recorded that majority of the amount dates return to the early Islamic period, when the area has been part of the Abbasid caliphate.
The coins weigh 845g (30oz). As per experts, the coins would were value a massive sum when they have been buried. They’d were sufficient to purchase a lavish house in one such caliphate’s cities.
The directors of the excavation, Liat Nadav-Ziv & Elie Haddad of the Israel Antiquities Authority are quoted to have stated, “The human who buried this treasure 1,100 yrs. back should have awaited to retrieve it, & even secured the vessel with a nail so that it’d not move.” They felt detecting gold coins in such a considerable quantity, is extremely rare.
Oz Cohen, the teenager who discovered the hoard, has been amazed. He stated that when he excavated the soil he saw what looked like quite thin leaves. However when he looked closely he identified that those have been gold coins.
Robert Kool, a coin expert, disclosed that not only that the cache had gold dinars however 270 small gold cuttings also that are nothing however pieces of dinars cut to service as “small alter”.
Adding that one such cuttings has been a fragment of a gold solidus of the Byzantine Emperor Theophilos minted in Constantinople, Kool noticed that it has been rare material proof of the uninterrupted connections between the 2 rival empires during the period.