A Cache of Rare Coins and Silver and Bronze Objects from 2300 Years

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Monday, March 9, 2015  Thanks to alert spelunkers exploring a cave in the north of the country: A Cache of Rare Coins and Silver and Bronze Objects from 2,300 Years Ago was Exposed. A find involving a cache of rare coins and silver and bronze objects 2,300 years old was discovered in a cave in northern Israel. Officials in the Israel Antiquities Authority believe this is one of the important discoveries to come to light in the north of the country in recent years, and will require much time to study in order to crack the secrets of the cave. Two ancient silver coins were uncovered which it later turned out had been minted during the reign of Alexander the Great who conquered the Land of Israel at the beginning of the Hellenistic period (late fourth century BCE). Several pieces of silver jewelry were found alongside the coins, among them rings, bracelets and earrings, which were apparently concealed in the cave, together inside a cloth pouch some 2,300 years ago.
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