Children Found 1,000-Year-Old Gold Coins


More than 425 pieces of 24-karat gold coins were found by some youths in Israel. Gold coins are believed to date back to the 9th century. It is estimated that the owner buried it in the ground almost 1,100 years ago. The Israel Antiquities Authority shared on their Facebook page, that some youth in Israel recently dug a goose containing coins made of gold.



The youths are volunteers at an excavation site where they plan to build some households. It reached 425 pieces of 24-karat gold coins with a total weight of 845 grams.



“The person who buried this treasure 1,100 years ago must have expected to retrieve it and even secured the vessel with a nail so that it would not move. We can only guess what prevented him from returning to collect this treasure, ”said Liat Nadav-Ziv, excavation director. The story of Oz Cohen, one of the young people, said that he thought he had dug leaves inside a buried goose. “When I looked again I saw these were gold coins. It was really exciting to find such a special and ancient treasure, ”he said.



The gold coins allegedly date back to the 9th century when the region was still under the Islamic Abbasid Caliphate which ruled Algeria and Afghanistan at that time.

Based on the value of the coins found, it is said that a large and expensive house could be bought in Fustat, the so-called rich capital of Egypt. They did not understand why the owner buried the treasure inside the goose and even nailed it to the side to keep it from moving. It is also surprising that it was never returned by anyone who buried it.



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