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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Denomination : Silver karshapana.

Size : 10.7 x 12.8 mm. Weight : 3.27 grams.

Grade : VG

Reference : MA-4195

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 circular punch mark.

Mitchiner, in his series ORIENTAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES, this exact combination of marks is not listed, but it appears to be a combination of those marks used on #4160 to 4163, which he attributes to the time of Bindusarai, (297 to 272 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.

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