A late tenth-century fatimid coin purse from Bet She'an

Robert Kool, Ariel Berman, Orit Shamir, Yotam Tepper

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    During salvage excavations on the southern outskirts of Bet She'an, a hoard of Islamic silver currencies and one gold coin, dating to the end of the tenth century CE, was uncovered fused with textile fragments, which are probably the remains of a purse. A total of 131 cut silver dirham fragments were identified. The coin catalogue presents 20 cut dirham fractions, which bore inscriptions that facilitated their classification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-41
    Number of pages11
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 2011


    • Bleached linen
    • Medieval textiles
    • Numismatics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Conservation
    • Archaeology
    • Archaeology


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