INDIA, MAURYA: Series VIb punchmarked silver karshapana, GH 566. CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, MAURYA: Series VIb punchmarked silver karshapana, GH 566. CHOICE!
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Obverse Five official punches.
(See image below for the official marks)
Reverse One small official mark
Date c. 270-175 BCE
Weight 3.72 gm.
Dimensions 17 x 11 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference GH 566
Comments
According to Gupta and Hardaker, the Series VIb coins are issues of the Mauryan empire at its peak. They date these coins to c. 270-175 BCE, the time of Ashoka and his successors. Ashoka, of course, was the emperor who spread the word of the Buddha throughout his empire. The Series VIb coins have a small official punch on the reverse, which repeats one of the punches on the obverse. This type always seems to have the symbol with three ellipses.
It is possible that the standing figure on this coin represents Lord Shiva, and would be one of the earliest representations of the Hindu deity.
Ancient Coins - INDIA, MAURYA: Series VIb punchmarked silver karshapana, GH 566. CHOICE!
Preis SKU: sjv031
US$ 20.00
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  • CAD 26.76

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