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Weekly Numismatic World News for August 27, 2017

August 28, 2017 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Legal, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Turkish Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

This week, the BBC reported about Toby Robyns, a 52-year-old ambulance driver from the U.K., who may be facing an up to three-year prison sentence for trying to take home ancient coins he found on a beach in Turkey. Immediately, my thoughts turned to a story I wrote about my friends in a similar situation. […]

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Ancient Artifact Smuggling now “impossible” in Egypt

August 19, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Indian Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

http://www.thecairopost.com/news/156529/news/antique-coins-smuggling-attempt-foiled-by-cairo-airport-authorities

By:  Ancient Coin Collecting

A Cairo Post article of June 21, 2015 just came to our attention and seemed worthy of sharing.  The piece, titled “Antique coins      smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities” heralds the arrest of an Italian passenger bound for London.  The “foiled       attempt” was confirmed to Cairo Post by Cairo airport security director Major general Ayman Abdel Fatah.  Five coins identified as “antique” Egyptian artifacts were reportedly confiscated… Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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