According to researchers in Israel, 44 pure gold coins from the seventh century were apparently found in a wall at a natural reserve.
The 170g cache was found near the Hermon Stream (Banias) site,
and experts think it was hidden after the Muslim takeover of the area in 635.
For more than a thousand years, the Roman Empire was divided in two; the eastern half became the Byzantine Empire.
The excavation, which took place in a residential part of the ancient city, turned up much more than just gold coins.
Additionally, bronze coins, water pipes and channels, and the ruins of other buildings were discovered, according to Israeli authorities.
According to Dr., some of the coins belonged to the Emperor Phocas (602–610)