Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Margalit Slovin
Coin and jewelry hoard
Fatimid period, 11th century
Gold and earthenware
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1990-1257-1268
The hoard includes nine dinars, the latest of which dates to 1063, as well as a pair of basket-shaped earrings, beads, and two inlaid rings. Based on a contemporary document from the Cairo Genizah, two gold dinars were enough to support an entire family for a month.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir