Guwahati: As many as 14 silver coins and one pair of bangles, believed to be the Ahom era, were recovered in the Lakhimpur district of Assam.
As per reports, one Pavitra Gogoi and some others of the Rongti Amguri village Narayanpur stumbled upon the coins and the bangles while fishing in a nearby stream.
According to reports, the silver coins have been inscribed with messages written in the Urdu and Sanskrit tongues.
Sivasagar, formerly known as Rangpur, was the capital of the Ahom dynasty, founded by Chaolung Sukaphaa, from 1699 to 1788.
The Ahoms ruled Assam for six centuries until their kingdom fell to the Burmese in 1819 and their ruling class was all but wiped out.
The province was conquered by the British in 1825 and was completely annexed in 1826. For administrative purposes, it was divided into three sub-divisions.
Ahom coins and artifacts have been discovered by unsuspecting Assamese in the ensuing decades. These hold special historical significance as the Ahoms were the most dominant force in Assam's medieval era and built a civilization that laid the groundwork for Assam as it exists in its current form.