559 367 6673

News

Find Out What's Coming To Auction

Isreali Diving Club Find Record Trove of Gold Coins in Mediterranean

  • Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00
  • Written by  Fresno Estate Sales

JERUSALEM – Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast — about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country’s antiquities authority said Tuesday. “The largest treasure of gold coins discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on the seabed in the ancient harbour in Caesarea,” the authority said in a statement.

It was by pure chance that members of a diving club in the Roman-era port had come across the coins, which the authority said weighed nine kilograms (almost 20 pounds) but described as “priceless”. “At first they thought they had spotted a toy coin from a game and it was only after they understood the coin was the real thing that they collected several coins.

Kobi Sharvit, director of the marine archaeology unit at the Israel Antiquities Authority, said excavations would be carried out in the hope of shedding more light on the origin of the treasure. “There is probably a shipwreck there of an official treasury boat which was on its way to the central government in Egypt with taxes that had been collected,” said Sharvit.

“Another theory is that the treasure was money belonging to a large merchant ship that traded with the coastal cities and the port on the Mediterranean Sea and sank there,” he said. The Israeli Antiquities Authority declined to put a cash value on the coins, which it said had been exposed as a result of winter storms.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Past Sales...

August 3rd - Farm Auction in Selma, CA

August 3rd - Farm Auction in Selma, CA

Farm Auction Starts: 8/3/2019 10:00am Address: 1108 Nebraska Ave Selma, CA 93662 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 PREVIEW: 8:00 am START TIME: 10:00 am ADDRESS: 1108 Nebraska Ave, Selma, CA 93662 PARTIAL...

Read more

July 26th & 27th - Estate Tag Sale

July 26th & 27th - Estate Tag Sale

Estate Tag Sale Starts: 7/26/2019 8:00am Address: 6104 N Spalding Ave Fresno, CA 93710 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Friday & Saturday, July 26th & 27th, 2019 START TIME: 8:00 am Both Days ADDRESS: 6104...

Read more

August 4th - Heavy Equipment and Electri…

August 4th - Heavy Equipment and Electrical Contracting Supplies Auction

Heavy Equipment and Electrical Contracting Supplies Auction Starts: 8/4/2019 10:00am Address: 1500 Enterprise Dr Suite #212 Lemoore, CA 93245 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Sunday, August 4th, 2019 PREVIEW: 8:00 am START TIME: 10:00...

Read more

July 27th & 28th - Huge Estate Sale …

July 27th & 28th - Huge Estate Sale Featuring 60 Years Worth of Stuff

Huge Estate Sale Starts: 7/27/2019 8:00am Address: 6273 N 11th St Fresno, CA 93710 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday & Sunday, July 27th & 28th, 2019 START TIME: 8:00 am Both Days ADDRESS: 6273...

Read more

July 5th & 6th - Estate Tag Sale of …

July 5th & 6th - Estate Tag Sale of Entire Contents of Home

Estate Tag Sale Starts: 7/5/2019 8:00 am Address: 3427 E Ashcroft Ave Fresno, CA 93726 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th, 2019 START TIME: 8:00 am Both Days...

Read more

July 20th & 21st - Estate Tag Sale i…

July 20th & 21st - Estate Tag Sale in Fresno, CA

Nice Estate Tag Sale Starts: 7/20/2019 8:00am Address: 1790 E Emerald Ave Fresno, CA 93720 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday & Sunday, July 20th & 21st, 2019 START TIME: 8:00 am Both Days ADDRESS:...

Read more

July 21st - Estate Auction in North Fork…

July 21st - Estate Auction in North Fork , House full of Antiques and tools

Estate Auction Starts: 7/21/2019 10:00am Address: 60135 Rd 225 North Fork, CA 93643 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Sunday, July 21st, 2019 PREVIEW: 8:00 am START TIME: 10:00 am ADDRESS: 60135 Rd 225, North Fork...

Read more

July 13th - Nice Estate Tag Sale in Fres…

July 13th - Nice Estate Tag Sale in Fresno, CA

Nice Estate Tag Sale Starts: 7/13/2019 8:00am Address: 6478 N Vernal Ave Fresno, CA 93722 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 START TIME: 8:00 am ADDRESS: 6478 N Vernal Ave, Fresno, CA...

Read more

July 6th - Farm Auction Featuring Heavy …

July 6th - Farm Auction Featuring Heavy Equipment in Selma, CA

Farm Auction Starts: 7/6/2019 10:00 am Address: 16581 S Highland Ave Selma, CA 93662 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday, July 6th, 2019 PREVIEW: 8:00 am START TIME: 10:00 am ADDRESS: 16581 S Highland Ave...

Read more

Upcoming Sales...

August 24th & 25th - Estate Tag Sale…

August 24th & 25th - Estate Tag Sale - Entire Contents of Home

Estate Tag Sale "Entire Contents of Home" Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th @ 8 AM both days Starts: 8/24/2019 8:00am Address: 52121 Pettitt Rd. Oakhurst, CA 93644 United States Special Note: Parking may be...

Read more

August 24th & 25th - Huge Estate Tag…

August 24th & 25th - Huge Estate Tag Sale - Home Stuffed with Vintage Items

Huge Estate Tag Sale "Home Stuffed with Vintage Items" Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th @ 8 AM both days Starts: 8/24/2019 8:00am Address: 1320 Kings Ave. Chowchilla, CA 93610 United States DATES: Saturday the...

Read more

September 7th - Complete Liquidation Auc…

September 7th - Complete Liquidation Auction of an Old Fresno Heating & Air Company That Dates Back To The 1930s

Liquidation Auction of Mitchell Aire Starts: 9/7/2019 10:00 am Address: 4281 W Shaw Ave Fresno, CA 93722 United States Click Here To Watch This Sale DATES: Saturday, September 7th, 2019 PREVIEW: 8:00 am START TIME: 10:00 am ADDRESS: 4281...

Read more

September 14th - SUPER MASSIVE LIFELONG…

September 14th - SUPER MASSIVE  LIFELONG ANTIQUE CAR, PARTS, COIN-OP, ADVERTISING COLLECTION!

Huge Vintage Antique Automotive Auction Starts: 9/14/2019 10:00am Address: To Be Announced Madera, CA 93637 United States   DATES: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 SPECIAL PREVIEW: Friday, September 13th, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm PREVIEW: 8:00 am START...

Read more