INDIA, Kuru janapada, c.4th century BCE, Silver 15-mana, uniface, compact type, SCARCE and SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, Kuru janapada, c.4th century BCE, Silver 15-mana, uniface, compact type, SCARCE and SUPERB!
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Obverse Triskele type shape with central pellet and pellets in the curves of the arms, pelleted crescents ringing the outside
Reverse Blank
Date c. 4th Century BCE
Weight 1.49 gm.
Diameter 11 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference MATEC 3696, Rajgor 429b
Comments The Kuru janapada was located around the modern city of Delhi, with its capital at Indraprastha. It was said to include a considerable area around that, much of waht is today the state of Haryana, and to be ruled by the family of Yudhishthira, the head of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata. Mahapadma Nanda incorporated the Kuru domain into the Magadhan empire around 350 BCE.

Rajgor calls these coins "Babyal coins," after the town of Babyal in the state of Haryana, where coins of this type were said to have been found. However, according to Mitchiner, this information is incorrect, and all known coins of these types have been found in Sugh in Ambala district. He and others have assigned them to the Kurus, and indeed the known parts of the Kuru janpada are in any case very close to Babyal.
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