WTC, Mumbai15 Oct 2015 - 18 Oct 2015
The debut event of the Hinduja Foundation Antiquities Collection was held at World Trade Centre, Mumbai on 15 October 2015. Governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao was Chief Guest and Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University Sanjay Deshmukh was Guest of Honour. About 250 people attended the function at which 280 coins were displayed and showcased an audio-visual presentation. The publication Ancient Coins of India – The Lance Dane Bequest was released by the Governor on the occasion. The event was addressed by numismatics experts including Dr Shailendra Bhandare of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University and Amiteshwar Jha, Director Indian Institute of Research in Numismatics, Nasik. The coins were exhibited at the Annual Philately Fair of the Mumbai Coin Society from 16 to 18 October and drew over 2,000 visitors.