Raipur: Gold coins hailing to the 12th century have been recovered during earth-digging for a road creation in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district on Friday as ANI reported.
According to the reports pot containing 57 gold coins, a silver coin, and a gold earring was found on July 10 during the construction of a road between Korkoti and Bedma villages. The district collector Neelkanth Tekam informed about unearth ration.
Korkoti Sarpanch Nehrulal Baghel today handed over the pot and its worthy contents to The district collector, he stated.
The pot, buried a few feet underground, was found by a woman labourer, following which other workers gave information to the villagers, Collector Tekam told the news agency PTI.
As per the preliminary inquiry, it revealed that the coins date back to the 12th and 13th century.
The words on the coins are in a script which was common during the time of Yadav dynasty which ruled over Vidarbha which is at present in Maharashtra, he further said.
The Yadav state had also long-drawn-out into Dandakaranya which includes seven districts of the Bastar province in present-day Chhattisgarh.
The collector further informed that The state archaeological department will look at the coins.