|Five extremely rare coins dating to the time of Ezra were discovered in Jerusalem in 2018. The discovery dates to the 4th century B.C. A sifting project began in 2004 to remove artifacts from 9,000 tons of earth removed from the Temple Mount in the area known as Solomon’s stables. The dirt was dumped in the nearby Kidron Valley. Using wet sifting, the project recovered more than 6,000 ancient coins.|
The five coins are Yehud coins, the first to be minted by Jewish authorities.