17th-century gold coins unearthed

A farmer Vaddula Satyanarayana Reddy asked his farm labourer Pondugula Ramanarayana Reddy to dig the area for laying water pipe in a field, and to their surprise, they unearthed a pot of 17th-century gold coins from a field. It is a copper vessel with 30 gold coins.

Later Archaeologists from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) confirmed that the gold coins were in circulation between 1633 and 1646 in the Vijayanagara Empire. Recently in June this year, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has unearthed the remains of a chariot and other antique items that date back to ‘Bronze Age’ (2000-1800 BC), in a small village in Uttar Pradesh.

“It is shocking to find such antique from an ancient civilization in this area. Many royal tombs have also been found during excavation. Whatever has been found so far seems to be 4,000 years old which is approximately 2000-1800 BC, We will make arrangements for its preservation.” ASI officials said.