Large Treasure Trove of Gold Coins Revealed by Storms
i24news—The largest trove of gold coins ever found in Israel was recovered from the seabed in the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park, Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday. Almost 2,000 gold coins from the Fatimid period (eleventh century CE) were salvaged in an excavation conducted by the Marine Archaeology Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Using a metal detector, divers found gold coins in different denominations: a dinar, half dinar and quarter dinar, of various dimensions and weight. Winter storms revealed the secrets of the sea. The ship could have been carrying Egyptian taxes, payments for the garrison in Casesarea or was a merchant ship selling goods at ports of call along the coast.