India, Mauryan Empire. Punch mark silver. 321 to 187 BC.

Ancient Coins - India, Mauryan Empire. Punch mark silver. 321 to 187 BC.
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Mauryan Empire. 321 to 187 BC.

Denomination : Silver karshapana.

Size : 13.5 x 15.4 mm. Weight : 3.57 grams.

Grade :  F

Reference : uncertain but possible MA-4197.

Obverse : Several punch marks, that probably identified the King and mint, and were individually punch into the coin, probably before it was trimmed to proper weight.   It is normal on these for most or all the marks to be fragmentary (running off the edge) and specimens with all marks fully on the coin probably do not exist on the Mauryan series.

Reverse : Uncertain punch mark but it appears to be the same punch mark seen on another example we have had of type MA-4197.

The attribution of this type to those listed by Mitchiner in his series ORIENTAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES is uncertain but we believe it is an example of #4197 and dates it to the time of Samprati, (216 to 207 BC).  Most experts in this field do not accept his attributions and feel that currently we simply do not know which kings issued which sets of punches.

The key to the attribution of this example will be identification of the partial symbol visible in the lower left of the obverse on the image. 

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