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Israeli archeologists find treasure from Bar Kokhba Revolt era

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A hoard of ancient gold coins, jewels, and other treasures from the Bar Kohkba revolt era has been discovered near Kiryat Gat.Archaeologists have discovered 140 gold and silver coins, and gold jewelry, from the time of the Bar Kokhba Revolt about 1880 years ago at a salvage excavation in the vicinity of Kiryat Gat, southern Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) presented the find Tuesday.

The magnificent hoard includes gold jewelry, among them an earring crafted by a jeweler in the shape of a flower, a ring with a precious stone on which there is a seal of a winged-goddess, and two sticks of silver that were probably kohl sticks, according to Israel National News. The treasure was likely hidden by a wealthy woman at the time.

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