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Ancient gold coins unearthed[India]
The Hindu ^ | The Hindu

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.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: bahog; coins; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; gold; india; treasure

1 posted on 07/25/2010 6:33:29 PM PDT by Palter
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To: SunkenCiv
'a team of police personnel, the revenue officials rushed to the village and took possession of the coins'

Dam, ping.

2 posted on 07/25/2010 6:34:06 PM PDT by Palter (Kilroy was here.)
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To: Palter

Has Anthony Wiener demanded an investigation yet?


3 posted on 07/25/2010 6:35:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Palter
If I found a pot full of gold coins, I would notify the authorities too because I know it would be some kind of a sting.
4 posted on 07/25/2010 6:36:45 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Palter

Dam, a 100% tax on the coins. The Indian revenuers must have taken lessons from Stalin, Mao, and Obama.


5 posted on 07/25/2010 6:37:47 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Palter
Along with a team of police personnel, the revenue officials rushed to the village and took possession of the coins

Some things transcend countries and cultures.

6 posted on 07/25/2010 6:39:24 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Palter

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.


7 posted on 07/25/2010 6:43:13 PM PDT by RedWhiteAndBlueBlood
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To: Palter

WOW! Thanks for posting.


8 posted on 07/25/2010 6:44:26 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: jiggyboy

Note.


9 posted on 07/25/2010 6:45:49 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Palter
Dam, ping.

You mean: Dem, ping.

10 posted on 07/25/2010 6:46:44 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Palter

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.


11 posted on 07/25/2010 6:49:28 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Fascinating, thx for the story.
12 posted on 07/25/2010 6:54:35 PM PDT by Palter (Kilroy was here.)
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Thanks Palter.
The coins, which had markings in Urdu, had been handed over to District Collector R. Sudalaikannan.
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13 posted on 07/25/2010 7:04:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Palter

Democracy = democrats stealing all the GOLD....


14 posted on 07/25/2010 7:05:57 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Palter

Those are some MIGHTY SMALL GOLD COINS.


15 posted on 07/25/2010 7:12:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Palter
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.

Damn, must be the Indian division of the IRS.

16 posted on 07/25/2010 7:32:16 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


17 posted on 07/25/2010 7:32:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Palter
"A villager stumbled upon an earthen pot containing the coins ...revenue officials rushed to the village and took possession of the coins"


"Now I'm really pissed!"

18 posted on 07/25/2010 7:45:56 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: All

Just another illustration of why:
When you find a treasure, just shut up about it, and keep it hidden away or sell it secretly.


19 posted on 07/25/2010 8:05:47 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: definitelynotaliberal

India Bump :-)


20 posted on 07/25/2010 8:08:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Poison Pill

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?


21 posted on 07/25/2010 8:59:59 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: TigersEye

“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.


22 posted on 07/25/2010 9:09:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: TigersEye

I come up with about 95ozs and looking at the size of that bowl, it looks about right...


23 posted on 07/25/2010 9:44:01 PM PDT by phockthis
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To: Palter

NO WAY would I contact scumbag government if I found a treasure on my property.
This story makes me sick.


24 posted on 07/25/2010 9:47:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: phockthis
95 oz's? That's interesting. I just recalculated and got 10.497 oz's.

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.

25 posted on 07/25/2010 10:04:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Palter

“Yes, tax official. There were 7440....I mean, 744 gold coins that we found.” At least I hope they did that. ;)


26 posted on 07/26/2010 2:46:30 AM PDT by Textide
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To: Palter

“revenue officials”

Who do they think they are, FDR?


27 posted on 07/26/2010 11:43:26 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SunkenCiv; Palter
I wouldn't call the coins "ancient." The Urdu language came into being during the time of the late European Middle Ages, when Muslim rulers were establishing themselves in India.

The coins look to be in excellent condition.

28 posted on 07/26/2010 2:52:12 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
Thanks!
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29 posted on 07/26/2010 8:06:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Palter

It was a nice gesture on the family’s part to share with their neighbors.


30 posted on 07/27/2010 1:27:07 PM PDT by chit*chat
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Well, it’s a guarantee that no more rare valuable artifact finds will ever again be reported.


31 posted on 08/18/2010 12:22:14 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Palter

Was there a rainbow above it?


32 posted on 08/18/2010 12:26:47 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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