539 seized coins declared antique


539 seized coins declared antique KARACHI: The Archae­ological Survey of India (ASI) has declared 539 coins reportedly smuggled into India from Pakistan as antique.

A spokesperson for the customs department on Wednesday said that they had seized 239 coins from one passenger and some 300 coins from another passenger who had travelled from Pakistan to India in October 2015 and January 2016, .

The coins were confiscated and sent to the ASI for further examination — which has now declared them as antique.

According to the ASI, the coins were from the 1st and 2nd Century. They include coins from Taxila, the Indo-Greek period, Sultanate and Mughal period, Lahore mint coins, Kushana coins and Sultan-i-Lodhi coins.

By arrangment with the Times of India

Source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1282856/539-seized-coins-declared-antique

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