JERUSALEM, March 9, 2015 - Undated photograph released by Israel Antiquities Authority shows agate stones that were part of a string of beads, and a ceramic oil lamp from the Hellenistic period inside of which the stones were kept. Rare coins and jewelry from the time of Alexander the Great have been found by chance in a cave in northern Israel, officials with the Israel Antiquities Authority said on March 9, 2015. The 2,300-year-old cache includes silver coins of Alexander the Great, who conquered the region in the late fourth century BC. In addition, several pieces of silver and bronze jewelry were found, including decorated earring, bracelets and rings, which were apparently concealed in the cave, inside a cloth pouch.
Undated photograph released by Israel Antiquities Authority shows a coin of Alexander of Macedon that was part of the silver cache.
Undated photograph released by Israel Antiquities Authority shows the cache of silver objects found in northern Israel: two coins of Alexander of Macedon, three rings, four bracelets, two decorated earrings, three other earrings (probably made of silver) and a small stone weight.