Skip to comments.Ancient gold coins unearthed[India]
Posted on 07/25/2010 6:33:27 PM PDT by Palter
The coins, each weighing 400 milligrams, have markings in Urdu
Ancient gold coins were unearthed at Kottamalam village near Kadambur block in Sathyamangalam taluk on Sunday.
A villager stumbled upon an earthen pot containing the coins numbering 744 when he was cleaning his piece of land along with wife and two grand daughters near his house. It was said that the people in the village shared the treasure.
On hearing the information, Village Administrative Officer alerted the Sathyamangalam Tahsildar.
Along with a team of police personnel, the revenue officials rushed to the village and took possession of the coins, each weighed around 400 milligrams.
The coins, which had markings in Urdu, had been handed over to District Collector R. Sudalaikannan. The officials said that the coins would be sent to archaeologists in Chennai to ascertain their origin.
Ancient gold coins, which were unearthed near Sathyamangalam were handed over to the district officials in Erode on Sunday.
Has Anthony Wiener demanded an investigation yet?
Dam, a 100% tax on the coins. The Indian revenuers must have taken lessons from Stalin, Mao, and Obama.
Some things transcend countries and cultures.
Yeah...ummm...we’re gonna have to go ahead and ask you to fill out a form 1099 for those gold coins...sorry, it says so in the health care bill. What’s that? This was in India? Doesn’t matter. The health care bill says you have to fill out a form 1099 for any gold coins bought or sold in the U.S. or as a result of an ancient discovery in India. It sucks I know.
WOW! Thanks for posting.
You mean: Dem, ping.
When I was in the Army in Germany, there was a group of Brothers from Abbey Gruessau, who had been displaced by the Nazis and then the Russians and were in residence at the disused Catholic cathedral in Bad Wimpfen. In digging for restoration and gardening they had unearthed a several small caches of Roman Coins, which collectively were a rather large cache. (The site, on the Neckar River had been the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire in the Third Century).
The chaplain to the brothers was our Catholic chaplain and he kept the coins rather casually in a drawer in his desk, which he showed me. I really wished he hadn’t shown or told me about it, because God knows who else must have known. I have no idea what the local authoritues knew or thought of the situation.
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Democracy = democrats stealing all the GOLD....
Those are some MIGHTY SMALL GOLD COINS.
Damn, must be the Indian division of the IRS.
112 coins per ounce by their figures. About 6.64 ounces total. Not a King’s ransom but still a nice windfall ... if the government didn’t steal them.
"Now I'm really pissed!"
Just another illustration of why:
When you find a treasure, just shut up about it, and keep it hidden away or sell it secretly.
India Bump :-)
It seems totally wrong and evil to you and I but every country in the world has a government that would do the same thing. How long would our prison term be here for acting as these folkes did?
“Along with a team of police personnel, the revenue officials rushed to the village and took possession of the coins”
That’s a lot of people to carry those coins. Hope no one ruptured a disk.
I come up with about 95ozs and looking at the size of that bowl, it looks about right...
NO WAY would I contact scumbag government if I found a treasure on my property.
This story makes me sick.
744 coins X 400 milligrams per coin = 297,600 milligrams. In my convert program that translates to 10.497 oz's avd.
I don't know how I came up with 6.64 oz's before.
“Yes, tax official. There were 7440....I mean, 744 gold coins that we found.” At least I hope they did that. ;)
Who do they think they are, FDR?
The coins look to be in excellent condition.
It was a nice gesture on the family’s part to share with their neighbors.
Well, it’s a guarantee that no more rare valuable artifact finds will ever again be reported.
Was there a rainbow above it?