In yet another instance, old antique gold and silver coins were found during Ghanta mutt renovation works currently way at Sri Sailam Mallikarjuna Swamy temple today.
According to the information from temple authorities, the at least 15 gold coins, one gold ring and 17 silver coins were stashed in a box inside the Ghata mutt.
Temple Executive Officer KS Rama Rao, Tehsildar Rajendra Singh and CI Ravindra rushed to the spot and seized the material.
It may be recalled, similar treasure trove comprising 245 silver coins and 3 copper plates with inscriptions found in the September mid last month in the same place during renovation works.
In May 2017 also there was another treasure trove unearthed which includes 699.930 grams of gold ornaments, comprising three gold Kadiyams weighing 524.520 gm, 18 gold coins and four rings. Apart from this, the treasure includes 147 silver coins, silver vessel weighing 394.610 gm and a tumbler weighing 133 gm. The coins have been preserved for archaeological research.