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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India, Mauryan Empire.  321 to 187 BC.

Denomination : Silver karshapana.

Size : 13.0 x 14.0 mm. Weight : 3.16 grams.

Grade : VG

Reference : I have not yet be able to figure out which Mitchiner type this is.

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.

Mitchiner, in his series ORIENTAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES, attributes this to particular kings, 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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