100 medals stolen from IIRNS in Nashik

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Nashik, Sep 2 (UNI) At least 100 medals worth Rs 75,000 were stolen by unidentified people from the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies (IIRNS), situated near Anjneri Hill, Trimbakeshwar here.

According to police, as per the complaint lodged by Amiteshwar Jha, Director at the Centre, unidentified people broke into the Centre between midnight of August 31 and 05:00 hrs yesterday and took away 100 medals and a silver chariot. The medals were won by the centre for its excellent work since its establishment in 1980.

The IIRNS was established here in 1980. Located in the scenic surroundings of Anjneri Hill, the institute is the only one of its kind in Asia. The museum has a well-documented record of the history of Indian numismatics. Through photographs, articles, line drawings, replicas and real coins, one can study various currency systems that existed in India down the ages.


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