1. A 4th century AD hoard from Ayn al-Sebil, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

Gillian Bowen

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DURING excavations in a house in the Roman period settlement known today as Ayn al-Sebil, archaeologists from the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dakhleh-Farafra Inspectorate, found a hoard of coins sealed in a cupboard set within a mud-brick wall. The corroded lump weighed five kilograms. Officials from the inspectorate managed to separate some 1,200 coins from the hoard and cleaned around 200. I was asked to identify those that had been cleaned but as this request came in the final few days of my field-season in Egypt, I had limited time and was able to view and record only 39 coins.
The coins fall within a narrow time frame, c.313–328, and represent a variety of mints from both the East and the West. Although this represents a fraction of the hoard, I take this opportunity to make available the coins that I have identified thus far, arranged by mint.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalNumismatic Chronicle
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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