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Monday, September 1, 2014
Back Home: Four Ottoman coins are back to Egypt
recovered four Ottoman coins made of Gold
of the Recovered Coins
customs police at in Suez succeeded Thursday to catch red-handed two persons
who tried to smuggle and sell four coins into Egypt.
of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said that one of the accused persons are
Egyptian and holds a coin while the second is a German and holds the other
Archaeological committee, which examined the coins approved its authenticity
and confirmed that it dates back to the Ottoman era and it is made of gold.
El-Rawi head of Antiquities Units in Egyptian ports told Ahram Online that the
coins are of small sizes and engraved with kuffi handwriting while the other
sides of the coins bear a phrase “made in Egypt.”
The coins are now in the
storage for restoration and both criminals were sent for investigations.