By Febronia Hanna
A historic one-ounce gold coin was found in the area between North of Cairo and East of Alexandria by an Egyptian archaeologist, the coin belongs to the Greco-Roman period.
Egyptian archaeologists said Wednesday they have found a gold coin depicting King Ptolemy III, who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C., in the Sa El-Hagar archaeological site in Gharbia province. https://t.co/RX3gbzxEa1 #gold #coin #egypt pic.twitter.com/nBA75hN5lK
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The gold coin has the face of King Ptolemy the third on one side and on the other it has a symbol of prosperity and success embodied by a figure of cornucopia surrounded by the King’s name.
King Ptolemy was an ancestor of Cleopatra’s, but archaeologists say that the coin was made during the reign of King Ptolemy IV — 221 B.C. to 205 B.C — in memory of his father.
The gold coin wasn’t the only thing found by archaeologists but they also found bronze tools, a ram statue, pieces of pottery, and terracotta statues, the archaeologists also say that this won’t be the end of their exploration of the riches in AlGharbia province.