INDIA, MAGADHA: Series III punchmarked silver karshapana, GH 320. CHOICE!

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Ancient Coins - INDIA, MAGADHA: Series III punchmarked silver karshapana, GH 320. CHOICE!
Ancient Coins - INDIA, MAGADHA: Series III punchmarked silver karshapana, GH 320. CHOICE!
Obverse Five official punches, one banker's mark.
(See image below for the official marks)
Reverse Traces of unofficial banker's marks
Date c. 5th century BCE
Weight 3.49 gm.
Dimensions 20 x 18 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference GH 320
Comments The Series III coins are somewhat smaller than the earlier Series I and II coins, but still larger than the later Maurya issues. This is a CHOICE specimen, with very clear punches.

Gupta and Hardaker date the Series III coins to c. 430-410 BCE.
Image of punches
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Price SKU: 369.34
US$ 35.00
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