Money, money… The monastic complex at Naqlun in Fayum Oasis (2005)

The monastic complex at Naqlun in Fayum Oasis
PCMA Archaeological Mission directed by Włodzimierz Godlewski
Excavation season – Sept.-Oct. 2005

Money, money…

This year, exploration was targeted on the interior of a domestic structure (“Building G”) demonstrated in earlier seasons to have functioned from the 9th to the end of the 11th century AD. Beside more than a dozen economic texts in Coptic and Arabic, which combined with earlier discoveries form a sizable (over 60 documents) monastery “archive” connected with the administrative function of Building G, the expedition uncovered 13 golden coins, denari from the second half of the 10th century, lying nearby the northern entrance.

Two dies for striking denari