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Perur

Perur, once known as  Kanchivaiperur is situated in a strategical  location near Coimbatore. From July-October 2002, the Department of Archaeology conducted excavations in this site at two locations namely Kallimedu inside the Santhalinga Ramasamy Adigalar College Campus and Thiruneetrumedu.


Graffiti Potsherds 


Trench View  

An important find  from this site is a circular terracotta seal having the figures of bow surrounded by two lamps and a crescent above engraved on it. This is supposed to be the Chera emblem. So far such terracotta objects were considered as hip hop or weighing stones. It is believed to be now that such objects served as seals also. Another significant find is a broken portion of the terracotta figurine assignable to 5th and 6th centuries CE. It resembles the figures found in excavations conducted at Mathura in Uttarpradesh. Various objects like shell bangle pieces and beads made of semi-precious stones were also found in this excavation.




Royal Emblem of Chera Kings 

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