Coins and other treasures were discovered in the ruins of the Roman baths at Tanis
23 may 2018 archaeologists discovered in the ancient city of Tanis ruins of the ancient Roman baths of length 16 m.
Among the remains were found numerous treasures: gold coins, terracotta figurines, bronze tools and ceramics. Coins have attracted particular attention: they represent the king of Egypt Ptolemy III and were minted in the period from 221 to 205 BC during the reign of Ptolemy IV, according to LiveScience. Coins weigh 28 grams, on one side depicts Ptolemy III in the shining crown, the other a cornucopia, framed by the letters of the name of the ruler.
Ptolemy III was called “the benefactor,” his reign is considered the Prime of Egypt in the Hellenistic era. Coins were issued by his son in memory of his father. Archaeologists continue to study the Roman baths, to understand how the coins got there and what time the bath was used.
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