India, Taxila the Indus valley region. Bent bar type Punch Mark silver. ca. 600 to 303 BC.

Ancient Coins - India, Taxila the Indus valley region. Bent bar type Punch Mark silver. ca. 600 to 303 BC.
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Taxila is a city just east of the Indus river in what is now Northern Pakistan, and was a major commercial city on the trade route between the Ganges valley and Mesopontania.

Denomination : Silver Satamana. Mint : Taxila Province.

Date : The dating of these is not well understood, and they are simply assigned to the period between 600 BC and 303 BC. It is un-likely they were made for this entire period, but they are certainly some of the earliest coinage of India.

Size : 39.3 x 9.2 mm with a distinct cuve as made. Weight : 11.51 grams.

Reference : Mitchiner, Ancient and Classical, #4071 to 4077.

Grade : VF with relatively clear stamps. These stamps are never complete on these, as the bars are always too narrow to take the entire design.

Obverse : Two stamped radial geometric patterns, one at each end.

Reverse : blank.

Price SKU: vcoin2974
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