This 21-year-old has rare pieces, some dating back over 2,000 years: The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Amritsar, November 19

Anmol Bharti, 21, has a rare collection of pieces that he says date back over 2,000 years. Belonging to the Magadha dynasty (shown in the photo), some of them are up to 2,600 years old.

} We have watched stories of dynasties, their rise and fall on historical dramas and read about it in books. But holding them in hand provides a unique pleasure. Interestingly, these pieces are irregular in shape, indicating rudimentary technology used in manufacturing. – Anmol Bharti, a numismatic

Offering a glimpse into the bygone era, ancient coins are categorized as hallmarked coins with symbols such as elephant, sun, turtle, fish and others inscribed on them.

“We have watched stories of dynasties, their rise and fall on historical dramas and read about it in texts. But holding them in hand is a unique pleasure, ”he said, adding that it is interesting to note that these early coins were irregular in shape, indicating rudimentary technology used in manufacturing. It took hundreds of years or more to develop the smoothness and produce regular parts.

Over 10 years ago, he visited a relative, who had a small collection of old banknotes, which were no longer in use. Like any child in this age group, he insisted on owning a few. At that time, his demand was not met but it gradually turned into a strong desire to own old coins and banknotes. He has reserved an entire room in his house for this purpose, where he keeps his collection. Pursuing MBA from Guru Nanak Dev University, his goal is to create a museum to house his collection.


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