At least 61 Mughal-era coins were discovered in Kanpur in the area situated on the bank of River Ganga, as per news reports on Saturday.
The pot of coins was found by the children who were playing in the area and spotted the coins while digging.
The coins have inscription in Arabian and Persian and likely date back to the Mughal era.
As the word spread around, people rushed to the area and started looking for buried treasure.
Army and police were called and have cordoned off the area and the coins are now in their possession.
Major Chandra Prakash Badola told the media, “We have recovered silver coins from the spot and the area has been cordoned off.”