Ancient coins recovered during foiled smuggle attempt

Israeli officers foiled smuggle of ancient coins at the Erez Border Crossing on the border with Gaza catching an Arab smuggler with a set of four coins.

Recovered ancient coins (by Defence Ministry Crossing Authority)

The  coins are believed to date to the time of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC). According to the authorities the smuggler is believed to have brought the archaeological finds from Egypt into Gaza with the intent of selling them in Israel. The suspect was detained for interrogation and was prevented from entering Israel.

(after Defence Ministry Crossing Authority & Arutz Sheva)

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