India, The Sungas Kingdom.187 to 75 BC. Punch mark bronze.

Ancient Coins - India, The Sungas Kingdom.187 to 75 BC. Punch mark bronze.
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The Sunga Kingdom was really an reminant of the old Mauryan Empire.

Denomination : AE karshapana.  Mint : Vidisa.

Size : 13.4 x 13.7 mm.  Weight : 1.85 grams.

Mitchier lists the weight standard of this series at 3 to 4 grams, but most specimens I see are under 2 grams, and since they are about the same size as Mitchiners specimens, I suspect he was in error on his standard.

Date : These bronze types were struck between 150 to 75 BC.

Grade : Fine

Reference : Ma-4329 to 4332 variety.

Obverse : Several punch marks, that probably identified the King and mint, and were individually punch into the coin.  It is normal on these for most or all the marks to be fragmentary (often running off the edge or ever lapping each other) .  It is not possible to fully identify each individual punch on this coin.

Reverse : Uncertain punch mark.

Price SKU: vcoin3999
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Rates for: 01/19/18

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