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Rare gold coins found in Israeli city of Caesarea

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46429990

A collection of gold coins believed to have been hidden 900 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists in the ancient Israeli port city of Caesarea.

The rare cache was found - along with a single gold earring - in a bronze pot between stones in the side of a well.

The hoard of 24 coins appears to have been hidden by someone who hoped to retrieve it, but never returned.

Archaeologists say the owner may have died when the city's inhabitants were massacred by a Crusader army in 1101.
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Great catch. I don't plan on visiting Israel in my lifetime but I'm looking forward to seeing photos of these coins. I collected U.S. gold coins & have a special interest in these.
 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46429990

A collection of gold coins believed to have been hidden 900 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists in the ancient Israeli port city of Caesarea.

The rare cache was found - along with a single gold earring - in a bronze pot between stones in the side of a well.

The hoard of 24 coins appears to have been hidden by someone who hoped to retrieve it, but never returned.

Archaeologists say the owner may have died when the city's inhabitants were massacred by a Crusader army in 1101.
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Great catch. I don't plan on visiting Israel in my lifetime but I'm looking forward to seeing photos of these coins. I collected U.S. gold coins & have a special interest in these.

History is literally under foot in those areas. I found a small coin in Somalia walking between the runways of the "International Airport" In Mogadishu.... Hand stamped in excess of 700 years old.

Worth almost nothing but a great story.
 
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