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133 Qajar Coins Retrieved from Smugglers

 

News Category:

Cultural

 22 December 2003

 

Dozens of coins from the Qajar era and some jewellery belonging to the Pahlavi dynasty were discovered and confiscated from smugglers, and handed to the Cultural Heritage Department of the southern province of Fars.

The collection, aimed specially for the neighbouring countries of the Persian Gulf, included 133 Qajar coins from the time of Fath'ali Shah, Naser ed-Din Shah and Ahmad Shah as well as some valuable silver plaques, necklaces, and earrings.

According to head of the Cultural Heritage Guards of Fars province, the coins have been handed over to Pars museum, and the jewellery to the anthropology section of the Cultural Heritage Department for further studies.

 

 

 

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