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

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

This is a somewhat unusal set of symbols, which Mitchiner attributes to the secondary mints of Eran or Vidisa in Malwa.  I don't know if his mint attribution is correct but I do know I have not had this combination of symbols before, and believe them to be fairly scarce.

Denomination : Silver karshapana.

Size : 11.6 x 14.9 mm. Weight : 3.28 grams.

Grade : VG

Reference : MA-4251

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 : A single punch mark (very weak)

Mitchiner, in his series ORIENTAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES, attributes this particular set of marks as #4251 and dates it to the time of Salisuka, (207 to 194 BC), but 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.

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利率: 04/21/18

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