Hyderabad archaeology department has recently retrieved-Nizam era coins-a treasure trove comprising copper and silver coins and silver jewellery that dates back to the 20th century.
Officials of the department said that the trove was found while digging an old house in Mahbubnagar district and contains 737 copper coins (of two anna denomination), 36 silver coins that belonged to the last Nizam, Osman Ali Khan, silver ornaments, one silver ‘kadiyam’ (bracelet), a silver ‘patti’ (anklet) and a silver waist belt.
Speaking to the media about the treasure on Wednesday, P Chenna Reddy, director of state archaeology, said, “The Dr YSR AP State Museum in the city has the largest collection of coins and is only next to the British Museum, London.”
Besides Mahbubnagar Hyderabad, the department has also received similar coins from Khammam Hyderabad and Vijaynagaram in the recent past, officials said.
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