A viral article on the internet, accompanied by a video, claims that a man named Hom Singh, who belongs to Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor, found 146 coins from the Harappan Civilization, which would be worth crores of rupees. Let’s fact-check this claim through this article.
Claim: Coins from the Harappan civilization era unearthed in a farmer’s field in UP’s Bijnor.
Fact: In 2016, a farmer in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, found a container filled with copper utensils which, according o the Archaeological Survey of India, most likely to belong to the Harappan Era. Major news outlets reported this incident but nowhere was it mentioned that 146 coins worth crores of rupees were found on the farmer’s land. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
We looked on the internet for news reports regarding the alleged unearthing of 146 coins in a farmer’s field in U.P’s Bijnor. The search led us to news reports (here and here) from 2016 about a similar story, but the only difference is that there was no mention of finding 146 coins. In July 2016, a farmer reportedly discovered copper utensils while digging a trench in his field in UP’s Bijnor.
The news of the farmer discovering these artefacts spread like wildfire back then in the local village. People started reaching the fields digging them in search of gold coins.
The viral article falsely claims these rumours that the farmer discovered gold in his fields as a true story. Few more news reports related to the unearthing of copper utensils can be read here and here. Except for this, there are no other news reports on the internet about a farmer discovering 146 coins in his field in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor.
To sum up, copper utensils, not gold coins, were unearthed from a farmer’s land in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor in 2016.