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400 Mughal era coins found in Rajasthan

india Updated: Apr 08, 2007 19:44 IST

As many as 400 coins belonging to the Mughal era have been discovered in Rajasthan's Sikar district, officials said on Sunday.

The ancient coins were found by workers of the forest department who were engaged in some digging work on Friday in Baral area in Sikar, over 150 km from Jaipur.

"They were in a small mud pot that got damaged due to continuous strikes of the spade," Mahesh Tiwari, a forest official, told the agency.

These items of historical value were then handed over to the archaeological department, which brought them to Jaipur for detailed study.

According to experts, the coins were in circulation during 12th to 15th century AD.

"These coins are dotted with Arabic script. They will undergo chemical treatment after which the inscriptions on the coins would be easily visible," an archaeology department official said.

Similar coins have been recovered from this area earlier as well.