Golden early Islamic period coin found dating back 1200 years

Archaeologists working at the Kafr Kana, lower Galilee, Israel, have discovered an Arabic golden coin dating to 8th century. The coin is inscribed with Arabic and mentions the name of the prophet Muhammad.

The golden coin (by Arutz Sheva)
The golden coin (by Arutz Sheva)

The coin was found on the first day of excavations by the students of Upper Galilee Leadership Academy. The coin dates to 776-77 AD, to the period right after the Arab Islamic conquest of the Levant. The inscriptions speak of the belief in one god and the name the prophet Muhammed. According to Israel Antiquities Authority the coin was worth a hundred kilos of wheat and with just 4.5 dinar like these one could buy a house in the village. Additionally to the find silver coins were also found.

The coins found at the site (by The Jerusalem Post)
The coins found at the site by the students (by The Jerusalem Post)

(after The Jerusalem Post & Arutz Sheva)

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