Discovery of ‘ancient coins’ creates wavering in Srikalahasti

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Some coins with the insignia of a queen found in the possession of a person belonging to a village near Srikalahasti became the talk of the town on Monday.

According to reports, a resident of the village of Empedu, 15 km from Srikalahasti, found pieces of “antiquity” in a field. It quickly spread like wildfire, reaching the ears of tax officials. Images of the coins have also found their way onto social media platforms.

Based on the historical significance of the Srikalahasti sub-division and surrounding areas, thanks to the presence of Lord Vayulingeswara Swamy temple and its historical affinity with the Vijayanagara kings, especially Srikrishna Devaraya, the story immediately gained popularity, leading to several unconfirmed releases. .

Mandal (Srikalahasti) revenue officer Jareena said The Hindu that it was true that an inhabitant of the village of Empedu had some coins whose age was “uncertain”. “Preliminary information is that the coins are not gold. But, it remains to be determined what metal they are made of. We have asked the person to report to us with the coins. As he is currently in Madanapalle, he said he would do it tomorrow (Tuesday),” the official said.

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