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Treasure found

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Two treasure troves, found in Sanjamala and Alvakonda villages in Kurnool district, were received by the Department of Archaeology and Museums on Thursday.

Director P. Chenna Reddy said that bronze images of Tandava Krishna, Tirumangai Alwar, a slate stone image of Veera Bhadra and a bronze bell were among those recovered from a well during removal of silt at Sanjamala.

Gold ‘phanams'

In the other instance, while digging at the house site of one Eri Peda Venkata Reddy in Alvakonda village, a pot containing 30 gold ‘phanams', a gold kante, talibottu and a small silver bell were found.

All the objects are datable to 17th-18th century A.D. and bear historical significance. The objects would be chemically cleaned and kept on display at Dr. YSR AP State Museum.

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