3rd century amulet places Jews in Austria

A gold amulet dating to the 3rd century CE inscribed with a Jewish prayer has been discovered in the grave of a Roman child in Halbturn, Austria proving that people of the Jewish faith inhabited the country at the time.

Up until this discovery, the earliest evidence of Jewish inhabitants has been dated to the 9th century. Experts believe that some Jews may have chosen to migrate to the Roman provinces in eastern Europe while others may have been sold there as slaves.