As many as 28 gold ingots were unearthed while two farmers were digging a well at Toduru Gunagiwada village in Karwar taluk on Saturday.
Digambar Gunagi and Umakanth Gunagi were surprised to find that the box contained several gold ingots. Eight of them carried imprints of Lord Shiva, goddess Parvathi and god Jainbeera.
The revenue inspector who arrived at the field, on receiving the information, seized the ingots. “The blocks will be handed over to the State Treasury,” he said.
Tahsildar Sajid Mulla who accompanied the revenue inspector, said: “We are unable to identify the period the gold blocks belong to. We shall write to the Department of Archaeology to conduct further research.”