These gold and silver coins were probably minted in the 610 AD range.
Archaeologist illustration. (stock struggle)
hitekno.com – Archaeologists in Egypt have revealed the discovery of a hidden treasure from the Islamic era that was found behind an Egyptian temple. The hidden treasure was apparently a gold and silver coin that was nearly 1,000 years old.
This seemingly hidden treasure was found behind a temple in Esna known along the Nile River. After investigation, it is believed that the two pieces are from the Islamic era that once existed at this site.
According to a report from Live Science, this hidden treasure of the Islamic era was found by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. These gold and silver coins were probably minted in the 610 AD range.
At that time, the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, received the first revelation which was around the thirteenth century. This discovery contained 286 silver coins of kings and kingdoms of that era along with a number of gold coins.
Not only that, there are also some coins from Armenia that were minted during the reign of King Leo II in the 13th century as well as bronze and copper coins from the Ottoman Empire.
Archaeologists have not only found gold and silver coins of the Islamic era, but they have also managed to find dirhams. At that time, the silver coin was used in many Arab countries including the United Arab Emirates to this day. These coins were minted by many kings and sultans at that time.
Besides this hidden treasure, archaeologists also obtained the mold that was usually used to make coins. The question is that the pile of coins in the Islamic era was left on the site of an Egyptian temple.
Unfortunately, to answer the questions of archaeologists on this topic, more research is needed regarding the finds of gold and silver coins from the Islamic era in Egypt.