ancient Israel

Gold Coin with Nero’s Image Found in Jerusalem Dig

A rare, well-preserved coin struck in 56-57 CE, bearing the image of Roman Emperor Nero, was found by archaeologists from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during a recent excavation on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion, just outside the Old City, it was announced Wednesday.

The gold coin bearing the image of Roman Emperor Nero discovered on Mount Zion. (photo credit: UNC CHARLOTTE)