Jacob Sharvit (clean shaven, short white hair), director of the Marine Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority, holds the up the Luna coin in his fingers. It’s an old coin with the profile of Luna, ancient goddess of the moon. Below her face there is the cancer zodiac sign.


Archaeologists diving into the Mediterranean sea by  Israel have discovered a bronze coin on the seafloor dating to one of the Roman Empire‘s most peaceful eras. On one side, the coin depicts Luna (Selene in Greek), the Roman goddess of the moon, with a crab, the astrological sign of cancer, beneath her. 

The team spotted the roughly 1,850-year-old bronze coin while exploring off the coast of Haifa in northern Israel.



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By GIL