'Priceless' Trove Of Ancient Gold Coins Discovered Off Coast Of Israel

February 19, 2015 1:55 PM

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'Priceless' Trove Of Ancient Gold Coins Discovered Off Coast Of Israel

Divers exploring an ancient Mediterranean harbor in Israel's Caesarea National Park a few weeks ago discovered glittering treasure on the seabed -- nearly 2,000 gold coins dating back more than 1,000 years.

“The coins are in an excellent state of preservation, and despite the fact they were at the bottom of the sea for about a thousand years, they did not require any cleaning or conservation intervention," Robert Cole, an expert numismatist for the Authority, said in a written statement. "This is becau...

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