Hoard of gold coins found in old Jerusalem
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    Hoard of gold coins found in old Jerusalem

    Saw this in the news yesterday.




    JERUSALEM: Archaeologists have discovered 264 gold coins dating from the seventh century AD at a dig in Jerusalem's old city, Israeli public television reported on Monday.

    The solid 24-carat coins bear the likeness of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius, who reigned from 610 to 641, and the treasure was found in a niche concealed in a wall, it said.

    The discovery was made during excavations in the area known as the "City of David," an ancient site in the eastern part of the city annexed by Israel after it was seized in the 1967 Six-Day War. - AFP/de
    Hoard of gold coins found in old Jerusalem
    Posted: 23 December 2008 0447 hrs


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    An archaeological volunteer displays a handful of 7th century Byzantine-period coins found at Jerusalem's old city.
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    pippinwhitepaws

    Re: Hoard of gold coins found in old Jerusalem

    she sure has a big smile.
    great find.

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    great finds.
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    An archaeological volunteer displays a handful of 7th century Byzantine-period coins found at Jerusalem's old city.
    Ouch! It would tough to give that stuff up.
    Newt

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    Re: Hoard of gold coins found in old Jerusalem

    If that were me, a few of them would have found their way into my pocket.....lol

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    Re: Hoard of gold coins found in old Jerusalem

    Holding those sweet coins would put a smile on my face too!
    Ty

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    Re: Hoard of gold coins found in old Jerusalem

    even if they weren't mine, it would still be a thrill to hold them

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  9. #9
    ca
    Nov 2008
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    Re: Hoard of gold coins found in old Jerusalem

    This lady had volunteered to work 1 month on this archeological dig, now she has a discovery that she (and the world) will remember and cherish for years to come.

    What a way to start your career!

    Adrian D.

    http://www.world-gold-coin-prices.co...ure-finds.html


 

 

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