Phanigiri Buddhist Heritage Site

Recently, Telangana’s Department of Heritage unearthed a coin hoard at the Phanigiri Buddhist site in Suryapet district.

Key Points

  • An earthen pot with 3,730 lead coins having elephant symbol on one side and Ujjain symbol on the other side was found.
  • According to the archaeologists, the coins belong to the Ikshvaku period dated between 3rd century and 4th century Common Era.
  • Besides the coins, the archaeologists discovered stone beads, glass beads, shell bangle fragments, stucco motifs, broken limestone sculptures, a wheel of a toy cart, iron nails and pottery.

Brief Description of Phanigiri

  • The Buddhist site at Phanigiri is located on a ....
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