On September 16, 2022, Nasiba Begmatova, a resident of 47 Hunarmand street, Parkent district, Parkent district, Tashkent region, found a treasure of rusted copper coins while digging a pit for the construction of a toilet in the yard of her house. These coins were counted in the presence of the chairman of the neighborhood, the prevention supervisor of the neighborhood, the owners of the houses and the archaeologist, and it was found that their number is 939. They were taken for study and transfer to the state.
Preliminary examination of the coins showed that the surfaces on both sides had become flattened due to long periods of decay underground in moist soil. After processing and cleaning some of the coins, it was found that they have a circular ring and an inscription in Arabic letters inside it. The fact that the coins were struck shallowly also made the inscriptions on them poorly visible. On one side of some of the cleaned coins, only the inscription "Zarb Tashkent ( )" was read. It was not possible to read the second side. However, a comparative analysis with previously identified, exactly similar coins showed that the newly found treasure belongs to the end of the 16th - beginning of the 17th century.
These coins will take a worthy place in the exhibitions of the museums of Uzbekistan in the future, and their scientific study will serve to fill some aspects of our history.
National Archaeological Center of the Academy of Sciences
senior researcher Dilmurod Normurodov