Large gold medallion centerpiece of new exhibit at the Israel Museum

An "exceptional" gold medallion, found in 2013 at the base of the Temple Mount, will be showcased as part of a new exhibit at the Israel museum. Dating to the 7th century, the large golden medallion, embossed with Jewish motifs, is believed to have decorated a Torah scroll. (photo)

Along with the medallion, archaeologists found 36 gold Byzantine coins, gold bracelets, earrings, a silver ingot, and a gold-plated hexagonal prism. The objects are on display at the museum's early Christian-era section along with a video on the archaeology project which discovered them.