First century AD coins and arrows heads discovered in Taxila during excavations

TAXILA: Ist century AD coins and arrowheads were discovered by the Federal Department of Archaeology in Taxila. The discoveries were made during excavations in a remote part of the Margalla Hills. As per details, the archaeology director general, Mohammad Arif, told Dawn at the site on Tuesday that the stupa and monastery were from the Kushan period, between 200 and 500 AD. Mr. Arif Said that six copper coins and four iron arrowheads have been recovered during the excavations. He said the preliminary study revealed that five coins belonged to the 1st century AD, while one to the 1st century BC. Arif added that these discoveries would be helpful to study Buddhism’s ancient history in the area.