Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), November 30
Amit Rai Jain, a businessman based in Baghpat, found 16 silver and copper coins engraved with a bull and a rider.
He found pieces of a mound, known locally as the “Katha Mound”, on Sunday in Khekhra, near the Delhi-Saharanpur highway.
Jain told reporters that some of the coins date from the late 12th century CE, during the time of Rajput King Prithviraj Chauhan.
âI continue to frequent the area, which is rich in archaeological finds. This time it revealed something fascinating in Indian numismatics. The coins I found belong to a series of Rajput rulers who have remained dominant in the area. region comprising Rajasthan, Haryana and the plains of the western Ganges from the 8th century to the 12th century AD, âhe said.
Jain, is a member of the Culture and History Association, an organization of historians from western Uttar Pradesh.
KK Sharma, Head of History Department, Multanimal Modi College, Modinagar, confirmed the antiquity of the pieces.
“This is an interesting find as the area has remained with the Rajput kings for a few centuries. The inscriptions of horses and bulls on the coins were quite common at that time. Horses were the main vehicle of soldiers during battles and their representation on the coins is no surprise. In fact, nearly two dozen rulers between the seventh and seventeenth centuries used horses in one form or another on their coins, “he said.
Baghpat is well known for the discovery of interesting historical artefacts, the most sensational being three tanks unearthed during the excavations of the Archaeological Survey of India held in Sinauli in June 2018, which marked the ‘very first’ evidence Physics of bronze age chariots in India. .
In 2006, Sinauli revealed burial sites from the Harappan era where several finds had been made, such as painted gray ceramic pottery, skeletons, bronze swords and copper vessels. IANS