GUWAHATI: Uncommon and distinctive uniface cash made from copper and silver belonging to the interval of Tyagsimha (890-900 AD), who was the final ruler of the Mlechchha dynasty, have been unearthed in central Assam’s Morigaon district.
A complete of 12 cash and 10 damaged items of cash have been recovered by the state directorate of archaeology. The cash are largely made from copper and solely a few them are made from silver, which the directorate says requires additional examine.
“Solely the obverse aspect of the cash bears (moulded) the alphabet Ta (utilized in Assamese and Bengali), whereas the reverse aspect has been left naked,” the directorate revealed on Monday.
After the autumn of the Varman dynasty, the Mlechchha dynasty dominated Kamarupa from its capital Harruppesvar or present-day Tezpur in northern Assam. Individuals concerned within the restoration felt that it could deliver to mild a chapter in historical past related to the Mlechchha dynasty.
“Civilization flourished on the banks of the Brahmaputra. The Kuji Beel lake, close to which the cash have been discovered, is related to the Brahmaputra by way of the Mora-Sonai tributary. It may be speculated that the archaeological stays had been carried by the flowing water or the placement has its personal wealthy historical past as is clear within the scattered terracotta stays,” Gayatrie Pathak, circle officer, Mikirbheta instructed TOI.
She mentioned a farmer, earlier this month, first discovered the cash whereas digging the paddy subject adjoining to the lake. “Maybe the paddy subject was a part of the lake prior to now,” she added.
A crew of the state archaeology directorate additionally recovered terracotta items of elements of physique, rim, neck, lid elements, a damaged pipe and base half. “The world requires an intensive analysis to unearth extra facets of the broader archaeological potential,” mentioned Ranjana Sharma, deputy director, archaeology.
Performing on the data obtained from Prof Sheela Bora, convener of INTACH, Assam Chapter, and on the initiative of the state chief secretary, Jishnu Barua, Morigaon district administration took possession of the cash. Morigaon deputy commissioner handed over the cash to the directorate of archaeology crew for additional examine.