20130909 Ancient Jewish Golden Treasure Found at Foot of Temple Mount - niralon

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Thirty six gold coins dated 4-7th century CE discovered in the Ophel excavations, serve to date an even more exciting treasure - a gold medallion hanging from a golden chain which most likely served as an ornament for a Torah scroll. Jerusalem, Israel. 9-Sept-2013.

A stash of gold coins and a gold medallion discovered in the Ophel excavations, just 50 meters from the Temple Mount, is considered by archaeologists "a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime discovery".

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