The Ports and Archaeological Units Department at Luxor International Airport managed to seize 97 coins that were in the possession of a passenger before they left the Egyptian territory.
This was stated by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explaining that the seized pieces were confiscated based on Republican Decree No. 114 of 1973 as cultural and heritage properties that are not allowed to leave Egypt.
For his part, Hamdi Hammam, head of the Central Administration of Ports and Archaeological Units in Egyptian Ports, said that during the completion of travel procedures for a passenger, the coins were hidden in his clothes, and immediately all security measures were taken and the seized coins were preserved.
Hammam added that these coins date back to the Ottoman era and are different circular coins.
The denominations have hanging holes, of which one is a 2-bar class, 58 class is 5-bar and 11 is a 10-bar class.
It is scheduled that the seized pieces will be deposited in one of the archaeological warehouses in Luxor.
Translated by Ahmed Moamar