Gold Coins Unearthed


425 solid gold coins were recently found in a clay vessel in Israel. According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, the treasure trove was discovered on August 18 by some teenagers who had volunteered at an archaeological site for excavation. Though the identity of the owner is still a mystery, it is believed that the area where the clay vessel was found once housed workshops. The clay vessel was secured by the owner with a nail so that it would not move from its place. The unearthed coins are of pure 24-carat gold and weigh a total of 845gms with most of them dated to the Abbasid period, around 1,000 years ago. 

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