Assam: Rare 900 AD period coins recovered in Morigaon

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It added that more study and research were needed to unveil more information about the coins
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Assam: Rare 900 AD period coins recovered in Morigaon
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Guwahati: In a rate find, the state directorate of archaeology unearthed rare and unique uniface coins made of copper and silver belonging to the period of Tyagsimha (890-900 AD), the last ruler of the Mlechchha dynasty, in Morigaon district.

The directorate has recovered at least 12 coins and 10 broken pieces of coins, mostly made of copper and a few of silver.

The directorate sources said that the obverse side of the coins had (moulded) the alphabet Ta (used in Assamese and Bengali), while the reverse side has been left bare.

It added that more study and research were needed to unveil more information about the coins. Morigaon deputy commissioner handed over the coins to the directorate of archaeology team for further study.

A team of the directorate also recovered terracotta pieces of parts of body, rim, neck, lid parts, a broken pipe and base part.

Following the fall of the Varman dynasty, the Mlechchha dynasty ruled Kamarupa from its capital Harruppesvar or present Tezpur.

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