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Pre-Islamic coins discovered in Maliha Kingdom

Professor Issa Yousef, Director of the Department of Antiquities and Physical Heritage, at the Sharjah Archaeology Authority, gave a lecture on “Pre-Islamic coins discovered in the Kingdom of Maliha”.

The lecturer described the site of the Maliha Kingdom as one of the important internal sites in the central region, and it was an important corridor for trade between many capitals and cities of the ancient world. It included many huge buildings, including: the palace building and the fort building, which was discovered inside it on a “template Minting of currency “. It was one of the most important forms of minting in the first century AD. Also, burial sites of camels and horses were found on the site of Maliha, and Greek pottery was found, including amphora jars and tombstones with inscriptions in the Musnad and Aramaic script.

Jars from Qalqilya, Indian pottery, and Roman glass.
The speaker described the coins found in the Maliha kingdom in terms of the Opole, the Drachma and the Tatar Drachma, as well as in terms of source where Roman coins such as the Emperor Augustus and Tiberius, the Nabataean silver coins, the Seleucids, and the Indian coins, were discovered as well.

At the end of the lecture, the lecturer thanked and appreciated His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the Union, Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah, patron of the rich cultural, artistic and archaeological movement throughout the emirate, the United Arab Emirates, the Arab and Islamic world, and the rest of the world.

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