Ancient Arab coins on display at Bahrain National Museum
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Reported by Ashen Tharaka
An exceptional exhibition of numismatic collectors entitled “Coins Through Culture and History” was unveiled yesterday at the Bahrain National Museum. Present were Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs Eyman bin Tawfeeq Al-Moayed, Bahrain Islamic Bank (BiSB)’s Chief Corporate and Institutional Banking Officer Jawad Humaidan, and numerous other officials.
In collaboration with the Bahrain Antiquities and Cultural Authority (BACA), Arados Auctions founder and numismatic expert Mohamed AlAradi organised this exhibition to highlight the history of ancient Arab coins.
The purpose of this event is to give individual coin collectors a chance to display their coins at the Bahrain National Museum. “The speciality of this exhibition is to distribute the knowledge of coins to the general public,” said Director of Archaeology and Museums Salman Almahari in an interview with The Daily Tribune. Through the exhibition, several aspects will be explored, including the cultural, economic, and political roles of the Romans and Arabs.
Coin collector Aqeel Almosawi told The Daily Tribune that “this was the true evidence of Bahrain’s history and its showcasing change of coins throughout the transitional period.”
The opening ceremony of the exhibition, which was sponsored by BiSB, will take place from 8 am to 8 pm, except on Tuesdays, until June 22.
AQEEL ALMOSAWI, COIN COLLECTOR
Salman Almahari speaks about the event
Roman Empire coinage minted in Arabia Province