Eighteenth century coins discovery in India


This 2018 video about Indian coins says about itself:

Assamese coins during the Ahom Empire used various languages and had names of rulers, Gods, and Goddesses on their coins. Tripura had coins that resembled the currency of the Bengal Sultanate, were made of silver, and had inscriptions of their queens. Pandyan coins made of copper were influenced by Maunyan currency, were square in shape, and were called Kasu. Have a look at this episode to know more!

From The Telegraph in Calcutta (Kolkota), India:

Labourer’s spade strikes treasure

Pot of coins belonging to Ahom era found at Jorhat construction site

PULLOCK DUTTA

Guwahati, April 9: A labourer’s spade struck an earthen pot at a road construction site in a remote Jorhat village last evening and out spilled silver coins dating back to the Ahom era.

Although most of the coins were damaged, the authorities of the Jorhat museum managed to recover a few in mint condition this morning.

“The coins are from King Gaurinath Singha’s era. The name of the king is inscribed on few of such coins,” museum officer Gautam Bordoloi said.

The Ahoms ruled Assam from 1227 to 1826, with Singha’s reign extending from 1780 to 1796.

Bordoloi said the labourers claimed that several coins had got lost as the pot broke under the impact of the spade.

They were engaged in the road construction under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act project at Number 2 Brahmin gaon in Kenduguri.

“The colour of the coins has also turned darkish, making it difficult to distinguish them from the soil,” he said.

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