Tirupattur Archive - Vijayanagara era
  • Gold Chain to Vijayanagara era Found Near Tirupattur

    “This chain weighs nearly 500 grams and is nearly 80 cm long. On analysis, we found that it is an antique based on the workmanship and quality of the gold,” near palnankuppam village and Yelagiri foothill, four to five km away from Tirupattur.

    The gold was almost dark yellowish in colour and bore no resemblance to the present day gold. “This kind of gold was used in ornaments worn during the Vijayanagara period (from 14th to 17th century). If we look at sculptures from the Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagara period, those from the Vijayanagara period have plenty of ornaments like these worn by emperor Krishnadevaraya

    The chain had a floral design, was embedded with stones and had a pendant. The chain consists of four layers and a dollar.