Coins recovered from Khirki Masjid

Coins recovered from Khirki Masjid

Question- Where is Khirki Masjid located-
(a)New Delhi
(b)UP
(c)Punjab
(d)Haryana
Answer (a)
Related facts-

  • Recently, 254 medieval coins in the Khirki Masjid have been recovered.
  • A few of the coins were scrutinized by the science branch of ASI, and it has been confirmed that they belong to the era of Sher Shah Suri and his successors.
  • The coins are made of copper with a small percentage of silver.
  • This is the second time that ASI has found medieval-era coins at Khirki Masjid.
  • 2003, 63 coins were discovered there, but ASI is not clear about the exact location where they were found.

Khirki Masjid

  • Khirki Masjid is located in New Delhi.
  • The Khirki Masjid was commissioned by Khan-i- Jahan Junan Shah, a high ranking official in the court of Tugluq Sultan Firoz Shah.

References-

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/254-coins-out-asi-to-dig-deep-at-khirki-masjid/articleshow/65789911.cms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khirki_Mosque

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