The recent discovery of 2000 gold coins from the Fatimid Period has received world wide media coverage. The following three minute video presentation summarizes the coin findings as well as conveys the feelings of Dr. Robert Kool, curator of coins at the Israel Antiquities Authority.
For a detailed piece and photos about this Fatimid treasure find please see Phys.org’s article Largest Find of Medieval Gold Coins.
Also of interest: Discovery of Fatimid Glass in a Byzantine Shipwreck.
Date posted: March 25, 2015.
Please also see:
- In Brief: Little Known Facts From Ismaili History – (I) The Imitation of Fatimid Gold Coins in Christian Kingdoms
- Great Moments in Ismaili History: The Establishment of the Fatimid Caliphate
- Literary Reading: Fatimid Coins at the David Museum in Copenhagen, Part I