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Byzantine-era gold coins found in Luxor

Twenty-nine gold coins discovered in Draa Abul Naga on Luxor's west bank

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 27 Mar 2014
one of the coins discovered
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A collection of 29 golden coins from the Byzantine era has been found on Wednesday at Draa Abul Naga on Luxor's west bank.

During a routine excavation carried out inside a tomb at an ancient Egyptian necropolis in the Deir Beikhit area of Draa Abul Naga, German excavators unearthed the collection of golden coins.

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said the coins were found wrapped in linen inside a hole found on one of the tomb's decorative columns.

Early studies, he went on, reveal the coins date from the fifth and sixth centuries AD.

 

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