Ancient Roman Treasure Discovered in Shipwreck Dates Back to Emperor Constantine

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Ancient Roman Treasure Discovered in Shipwreck Dates Back to Emperor ConstantineArchaeologists are confident the harbor will continue to offer up new findings and insights into the Byzantine trading hub. Just last year, a treasure trove of medieval Arab gold coins were unearthed in the same area. The 2,000 dinars were the official currency of the Fatimid caliphate, which stretched across North Africa, all the way to China. Historians believe the Fatimid currency ended up in Caesarea as part of an official tax payment headed to Cairo.

Conservators are presently restoring the Roman artifacts, which will be studied and hopefully exhibited to the public. Visitors are currently able to see the Fatimid coins in a local museum exhibit called “Time Travel.”

Source: May 17, 2016 | Motherboard

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