Byzantine emperor graces coins found in Jerusalem treasure hoard

Israeli archaeologist Doron Ben-Ami is excited about the discovery of a hoard of 7th century coins found concealed in a Jerusalem wall. The coins, which bear the likeness of Byzantine emperor Heraclius, were most likely hidden to keep them from invading Persians.

"The significance of this find is that for the first time we can point to a large architectural complex and suspect that it was destroyed due to the Persian destruction of Jerusalem in 614 AD," Ben-Ami said.