A rare hoard of 425 gold coins from the Abbasid Caliphate, dating around 1,100 years ago, has been uncovered at an archaeological excavation in the center of the country.

The coins were discovered by a group of young people carrying out volunteer work ahead of their mandatory army service.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Dr Robert Kool, a coin expert from the Israel Antiquities Authority about the discovery.