Archaeological Finds Revise Timeline of Silver Currency

A team of researchers from Haifa University and the Hebrew University has discovered that silver currency was used in the Levant more than 3,600 years ago. The treasures found during excavations in Israel and the Gaza Strip were analyzed by researchers.

Silver crystal — [Photo: Alchemist-hp (talk) (, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE, via Wikimedia Commons]

Scientists argue that the first silver coins that were in circulation may have come from ancient Greece or Anatolia.



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