On Wednesday, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of treasure from two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean coast. Inside the shipwrecks withheld a sunken trove of hundreds of Roman and medieval silver coins. The treasures were found near the ancient city of Caesarea which dated to the Roman and Mamluk periods.
The archaeologists said the time period is around 1,700 to 600 years ago. There are hundreds of Roman silver and bronze coins dating back to the mid-third century. There are also more than 500 silver coins that come from the Middle Ages.
The artifacts were found during an underwater survey conducted by the IAA’s Marine Archaeology Unit in the past two months, said Jacob Sharvit, head of the unit. Other objects found were figurines, bells, ceramics, and metal artifacts that belonged to the ship like a shattered anchor and nails. They also found a Roman gold ring, with a green gemstone carved with the figure of a shepherd carrying a sheep on his shoulders.
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