Four gold coins unearthed in Jerusalem show ancient political turmoil

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From The Times of Israel, Jerusalem
Monday, November 9, 2020

A small pottery jar containing four pure gold coins dating back more than a thousand years was unearthed during archaeological excavations ahead of the planned installation of an elevator at Jerusalem's Western Wall, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced today.

Robert Kool, a coin expert at the authority, said the currency dated from a time of political change in the region, when control passed from the Sunni Abbasid caliphate, whose capital was Baghdad, Iraq, into the hands of ​​its Shiite rivals, the Fatimid dynasty of North Africa.

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"The profile of the coins found in the juglet are a near-perfect reflection of the historical events. Two gold dinars were minted in Ramle during the rule of Caliph al-Muti‛ (946–974 CE) and his regional governor, Abu ‛Ali al-Qasim ibn al-Ihshid Unujur (946–961 CE)," Kool said in the authority's statement. "The other two gold coins were minted in Cairo by the Fatimid rulers al-Mu‘izz (953–975 CE) and his successor, al-‘Aziz (975–996 CE)." ...

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