Ancient gold coins found on seabed
Ancient gold coins are displayed in Caesarea, north of Tel Aviv, along the Mediterranean coast yesterday. Almost 2 000 gold coins, believed to be from the Islamic Fatimid caliphate era during the 11th century, were found in recent weeks on the seabed by amateur divers who then alerted the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Marine Archaeology Unit. The different denomination coins most likely sank to the bottom of the sea during a shipwreck, experts said. It was the biggest hoard of coins found in Israel.