The customs police at in Suez succeeded Thursday to catch red-handed two persons who tried to smuggle and sell four coins into Egypt.
Minister 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 three coins.
The 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.
Ahmed 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
one of the recovered coins