Over 2,000-year-old silver coins unearthed in Israeli city
A cache of silver coins from the 2nd century B.C.E. was unearthed recently at the site of an ancient agricultural estate in the city of Modi'in, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Tuesday.
The 16 silver pieces were discovered within a rock crevice during preparations for construction of a new neighborhood. The coins, ranging from 135 B.C.E. to 126 B.C.E., bear the image of King Antiochus VII who ruled the area during the period. Bronze coins with the names of several other Hasmonean kings were also found at the site of the estate, which according to the authority belonged to a Jewish family.