Ancient Rakhine coins showcased at Thandwe

May Zawko (Thandwe)

Narinjara News, March 8


A recently concluded exhibition at Thandwe, showcasing ancient Rakhine coins, had witnessed visible public responses. The exhibition was organised at Thandwe district administration hall for the benefit of both the authority and also local residents.

There were 12 ancient coins of Arakan with few relief pictures of animals in the exhibition. It started on 4 March and concluded next day. Over hundred people arrived in the exhibition hall to study the coins,” said U Naing Kywe Aye, a local Parliamentarian.

He also informed that those coins were found by U Hlaing Ko Oo at Anuma bridge in Nyaung Shwe village under Thandwe township last year. Later he handed over the coins to Thandwe district administrator. The authority put those coins in exhibition for gathering knowledge about the ancient items from the viewers.


Burma (Myanmar) as a whole claims to have nearly 130 kinds of ancient coins. U Bon Kyaw,  the director general of local archaeology office, however claimed that the exhibited coins were never seen across the country in the recent past.