A hoard of gold and silver medieval coins of Arab origin were discovered at a Benedictine monastery dedicated to St. Peter in France named Abbey of Cluny in September. It was the largest hoard of its kind to be ever found in France with 21 gold dinars and more than 2,200 silver deniers from 12th century C.E. Experts believe that the coins were minted within the abbey.
Jewellery, other gold items, and a large piece of gold foil were also found. This suggests advanced refining and minting methods that were used in 12th-century France. The 800-year-old coins were well-preserved and feature detailed designs.
A group of university students in France discovered the coins.