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PTI 13 Jul 2018, 10:10 PM India

Gold coins belonging to the 12th

century have been found during earth-digging for a road

construction in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon 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

collector Neelkanth Tekam 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 Chhattisgarh.

The state archaeological department will examine the

coins further, the collector said.

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