Archive for April 15th, 2008

Gold Valens in Egypt

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Archaeologists in the Sinai peninsula have discovered two gold coins with the portrait of Emperor Valens on them.

The coins are the first of their kind to be found in Egypt, the country’s antiquities council said.

The Supreme Council for Antiquities said excavations at a site west of St Catherine’s monastery in Sinai unearthed two coins containing images of Valens, who ruled the Eastern Roman Empire from 364 to 378 AD.

Valens was the cursed emperor who managed to piss away an army at Adrianople.

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