A collection of old coins minted in Islamic lands during a number of different eras. (Asharq Al-Awsat) Almost 30 years ago when he was in the sixth grade, Mohamed Natw found a banknote in his house—but it was not like the ones in circulation at the time. He decided to take ...
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