Sunday, 11 December 2016

December meeting

The theme was Egypt and Sudan. Members brought a selection of coins, mainly from Egypt. these ranged from the copper tetradrachms of the Roman period when that area was the bread basket of the Empire, to the medieval period and more recent issues. Many of these coins must have been brought home by soldiers who had served abroad. there was also a good display of more recent items and the large copper coins issued in Omdurman by the Mahdi.  

It being nearly Christmas, as is traditional in our society, members enjoyed some silver coloured rarities. These unofficial issues are often seen at this time of the year. 

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