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Yadav-era gold coins from 12th century found in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Gold coins belonging to the 12th century have been found during earth-for a road construction in Chhattisgarh's district, officials today said.

A pot containing 57 gold coins, a silver coin and a gold earring was unearthed on July 10 during the construction of a road between Korkoti and Bedma villages, district said.

Korkoti Sarpanch Nehrulal Baghel today handed over the pot and its contents to him, he said.

The pot, buried few feet underground, was discovered by a woman labourer, following which other workers informed the villagers, Tekam told PTI.

As per the preliminary investigation, the coins date back to the 12th and 13th century.

The inscriptions on the coins are in a script which was prevalent during the time of Yadav dynasty which ruled over Vidarbha (presently in Maharashtra), he said.

The Yadav state had also expanded into Dandakaranya which includes seven districts of the Bastar region in present-day

The will examine the coins further, the said.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 22:15 IST