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Ancient coins found in Andhra town temple

June 3, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Anthropology, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Copper, Copper Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure

TNN | Jun 3, 2013. (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

ELURU: Ancient coins have been discovered from underneath the Dwajasthambam of Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy temple at Palacole town in West Godavari district. Temple authorities, who were restoring the Dwajasthambam that fell down last year, were astonished to find a large cache of gold, silver and copper coins inside the foundation. They had dug up the foundation of Dwajasthambam to install a new one.

The temple authorities have informed officials of the state archaeology department. The period of the coins and their historical and archaeological value is yet to be ascertained. They also found a Kurma Yantra from the site.

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