Photo exhibition of ancient coins

July 15, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:38 am IST - SALEM:

Students at the photograph exhibition of ancient coins at the Government Museum in Salem on Thursday. —PHOTO: S. Guru Prasath

Students at the photograph exhibition of ancient coins at the Government Museum in Salem on Thursday. —PHOTO: S. Guru Prasath

A photographic exhibition of ancient and rare coins belonging to various dynasties was kept on display at the Government Museum here on Thursday.

The exhibition was inaugurated by District Tourist Officer V. Janarthanan in the presence of curator (in-charge) Mullaiarasan.

Ancient Indian coins belonging to Vijayanagara Empire, which is one of the greatest dynasties in South Indian history, was kept on display.

Coins carry the embossed images of king and animals during the period.

“These coins explain the history, tradition, governance and social setup prevailed during the dynasty which is said to be established in 1336,” the officials here said.

They added that the coins give details of the administration over various periods who ruled Hampi in the present-day Karnataka. The exhibition is open during day hours till July 21.

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