259 silver coins from Victorian era found at Sindkhedraja

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Nov 2017 10:13:14


District Correspondent,


Stories of hidden treasure being unearthed made rounds in localities and local Whatsapp groups in Sindkhedraja after a pot filled with silver coins emerged at a construction site. The 259 coins belong to Victorian era. They were minted in 1907 and have Queen Victoria’s face on it. Each coin weighs 11.5 grams and the total weight is 2.178 kg.

Vilas Devidas Tak (Sonar) has taken up construction work of his house in Somwarpeth Bazar lane at Sindkhedraja. The place was earlier owned by late Chinnappa Deshmukh. Presently, after dismantling the old structure, the work of building columns for the new structure is underway. The workers at the site were startled on Tuesday afternoon as the JCB machine dug out a pot from the ground. The pot was filled with silver coins and soon enough, the news of a hidden treasure being found spread like wild fire in the town and people started making a beeline at Somwarpeth to catch a glimpse of the coins.

Meanwhile, SDO Dr Vivek Kale, Tehsildar Santosh Kanse, Naib Tehsildar H T Veer, DySP B N Nalwade and PSO Baliram Geete and his team also reached the spot. Cops took the coins into their custody. PSI Santosh Nemnar, Singhanwad, R R Pawar, Khedekar and Revenue staffers Prashant Wagh, Panjabrao Tathe, Talathi Wayal, Atole, manohar Pawar and others counted and weighed the coins.
Police officials informed that all the coins would be submitted with the District Treasury Office.