Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Nearly 68 kg of ancient silver coins dating back to 1861 and 1892 were recovered from three men who were arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi district, police said Thursday.How can this hoard date back to 1861 and 1892? Shouldn't it be one or the other?
Rajesh Singh, Aditya Sharan and Mukesh Mishra were nabbed Wednesday night from Chetganj locality of Varanasi, about 250 km from here.
According to police, the coins carry symbols of Queen Victoria and King George V of Britain.
“We will hand over the coins to the archaeological department for evaluation,” said Rai.
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