Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Gold Coins Found in Egypt
World News is reporting that gold coins of Emperor Valens were found in an excavations in the west part of St. Catherine's monastery in Sinai. According to the news report,
The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities announced an interesting discovery. Gold coins forged by Roman Emperor Vales were unearthed at the astonishment of archaeologists; these findings represent the first of this kind in the Land of the Pyramids.
The two coins were found during excavations in the west part of St. Catherine's monastery in Sinai. The image represented on the front side of the coins is very similar to that of Valens' and specialists agreed that he is indeed.
Read the news report by clicking here.
Credit: Valens' Gold Coins Image courtesy of World News
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Ancient Coins, Archaeology, Egypt, Numismatic