- A U.S. soldier’s bracelet (currently deployed in Iraq)
- A gambler’s “lucky chit”
- A “Madonna and Child” charm
- “A tiny monkey god”
- And three or four other unidentified items, among which seems to be a slug, an angel coin, yet another Virgin Mary charm, and some other coin-y detritus.
“A tiny monkey god” was reported in India, quite obviously, as Hanuman. 'Obviously' because these papers had already widely reported Indian well wishers Hanuman Idol gift to Obama (no, I don't think they were trying to convert him to be a Bajrang Dali).
The thing is: in India we don't have a “A tiny monkey god” with four tiny arms. Four armed Hanuman would be an oddity in India. Multiple armed Gods and Goddesses are certainly common in India - Vishu, Brahma, Durga and so on - but, many armed Hanuman is not common, is almost unheard, in India.
Four armed Hanuman belongs to Thailand and is found their version of Ramayan (known as Ramakien). Four armed Hanuman pendants are also common in Thailand and quite popular with the tourists.
Photo credit : Time
“A tiny monkey god” isn't the only thing that one can see in this photograph. I heard that some Indian news channels are hiring people to read those palms of the would be American President and predict the future of US (and by default of the world) under his tenure.