Dating israel coins

A cache of rare Jewish silver coins dating back to before Jesus was born have been discovered in Israel, giving new insight into an ancient Jewish settlement, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).

The coins, which are thought to date back to approximately 126 BCE, "may have belonged to a Jew who hid his money in the hope of coming back to collect it, but he was unlucky and never did return," according to the director of the excavation, Avraham Tendler.

She said that at first she thought it was toy, when her fellow hikers said otherwise. This is amazing, it’s ancient, it’s gold,” said the women hiking with her, according to Rimon. “This is totally crazy.” The coin is the second of its kind that has ever been found. Officials said the coin may have paid part of the salary of a Roman soldier.

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The IAA has said the findings will be preserved and become a centrepiece for the new neighbourhood.

Ariel holds a rare, nearly 2,000-year-old gold coin, at the Antiquities Authority office inside the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Monday, March 14, 2016.

He said one area of the mosaic was slightly raised by a tree root growing beneath it, and a there are a few gaps of letters among the six-line inscription.

After three days of work on his extended excavation permit Gellman’s team uncovered, in addition to the mosaic, a few remnants of walls of the pilgrims’ hostel, pottery shards of bowls and other vessels, and three Byzantine coins dating from the 6th century.

The Greek inscription was deciphered by the Hebrew University’s Dr.

Leah Di Segni, an expert on ancient Greek inscriptions.

(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) A hiker exploring in the eastern Galilee area of Israel found a rare 2,000-year-old gold coin.

Israeli authorities said in press release that Laurie Rimon was hiking with a group at an archaeological site when she made the discovery.

Based on historical sources, the mosaic can be dated to the year 550/551 CE.” The new inscription is currently being treated and researched by conservation experts at the Israel Antiquities Authority’s mosaic workshop in Jerusalem.

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