INDIA, MAURYA: Series VIb Silver punchmarked karshapana, GH 573. SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, MAURYA: Series VIb Silver punchmarked karshapana, GH 573. SUPERB!
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Obverse Five official punches.
(See image below for the official marks)
Reverse One official mark.
Date c. 3rd-2nd century BCE
Weight 3.25 gm.
Dimensions 16 x 12 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference GH 573
Comments According to Gupta and Hardaker, the Series VIb coins date to c. 270-175 BCE, the time of the great Mauryan emperor Ashoka and his successors. Ashoka, of course, was the emperor who spread the word of the Buddha throughout his empire.

The reverse of this coin has a mark that is, almost certainly, an official mark, not a banker's mark, as the coins in this series almost always have these small versions of official marks on them. A SUPERB specimen!
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Price SKU: sjv016
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