Medieval mint found in India

Published on March 14th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

0
DSC09147_JPG_1773780g-1

DSC09147_JPG_1773780g-1

A mint dating back to the 9th century A.D. has been found in Haryana, India.

According to ASI Additional Director General B.R. Mani, “The ceramic assemblage and other evidences of material culture suggest that it is a single culture site, though there are three structural places connected with the habitational deposit…The site has yielded hundreds of terracotta coin moulds and crucibles from the last phase of the site and an interesting fact is that some potsherds are having glazed surfaces of primitive type over red ware pottery. Knife edge bowls are the features of all the three phases of the site.”

[Full story]

Story: Anita Joshua, The Hindu | Photo: The Hindu

Tags: , , , ,



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
     
  • Question of the Moment

    We are seeing an historic moment in America’s lifting of sanctions against Cuba. This new development, after more than half a century, means:

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Sponsors

  • Random Quote

    Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. — George Santayana

  • Popular Categories

  • Archives