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 : 10.8 x 14.1 mm. Weight : 3.45 grams.

Grade : F

Reference : uncertain

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 : what ever mark is there is obscured by an encrustation.

The marks on this coin while fragmentary as usual, are clear enought to make out, but I have been unable to confirm the exact attribution to a Mitchiner number.  

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