Queen Victoria Silver Coins Discovered in Periyapatna

12 Feb 2018  Mon

Almost 140 coins featuring Queen Victoria were discovered in Harinahalli Village in Periyapatna, Mysore Karnataka. The coins were found by workers while digging a trench for constructing a house. After the workers found the silver coins, they did not inform anyone and tried selling them at a broker shop.

Someone later informed the concerned police officials who seized the coins and also filed a case. A tunnel and a stone inscription were also discovered at the same site. Villagers flocked down to take a look at these interesting finds. Experts believe that the coins were struck in 1840, however, the final report about the discovery will be shared by the Archaeology Department.

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