The workers of Employment Guarantee Scheme who found the silver coins in two small pots belonged to the period of Mir Mohammad Ali Nawab (1869-1911) while carrying out fish pond works here at the outskirts of Gollapalli village in Thimmapur mandal of Karimnagar district. (Photo by arrangement)
WARANGAL: A group of workers found 27 silver coins while digging for a fishing pond at Gollapalli village in Thimmapur mandal of Karimnagar district on Saturday.
Reports said that two days back, some locals were employed to dig the pond under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) on the outskirts of Gollapalli
While digging, they noticed two small pots (gurgi). They opened the pots and found 27 silver coins. The workers shared the coins between themselves.
When other workers learnt of it, they complaint to officials. Revenue, police and archeological officials visited Gollapalli and ordered the group to hand over the silver coins. Officials recovered all coins and seized them.
An official of the archeological department said that the coins belonged to the period of Mir Mohamamad Ali Nawab and the engraving on the coins showed that they were in use between 1869 and 1911. Each silver coin weighed around one tola, he said.