ⓘ Saunkh. The site is well-known for archaeological excavations led by Herbert Hartel in 1969-70. Numerous artefacts recovered from Sonkh are visible in the Mathu ..

                                     

ⓘ Saunkh

The site is well-known for archaeological excavations led by Herbert Hartel in 1969-70. Numerous artefacts recovered from Sonkh are visible in the Mathura Museum. Stratigraphical analysis at Sonkh and other sites has shown that the area of Mathura was almost undevelopped and Mathura was mostly a hamlet before the Mauyra era.

Coins of the Mitra dynasty was found at Sonkh, the respective layers are dated to approximately 150-50 BCE, At a time when the Indo-Greeks ruled the region. The earliest Mitra coins are Gomitra 150-50 BC.