Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Coins by Post

The Yemen News Agency has reported on the interception of a parcel of antique gold and silver coins at Sana'a Airport ("Authorities seize postal parcels contain antique coins", November 2, 2008). It appears that the home of the sender was raided and a further 310 bronze coins were seized.

The report concluded with a seizure made in the previous week: "authorities seized three parcels in Sana'a Airport contain golden coins date back to Islamic Era and silver coins date back to different ages."

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