INDIA, VIDARBHA janapada: AR punchmarked 1/3 karshapana. UNPUBLISHED, SCARCE and BARGAIN-PRICED!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, VIDARBHA janapada: AR punchmarked 1/3 karshapana. UNPUBLISHED, SCARCE and BARGAIN-PRICED!
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Obverse Four punches: Elephant left, Bull left, Eye (netrabindumandala) and yoked team of plough oxen.
Reverse Blank
Date c. 5th century BCE
Weight 1.09 gm.
Dimensions 26 x 10 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference Rajgor 27v (Andhra janapada)
Comments This coin is a variant of Rajgor 27, which he attributed to the Andhra janapada because that coin type was known from a single hoard found in Andhra. There have now been multiple finds of similar coins in Vidarbha. See Prashant P. Kulkarni's paper "Coins of Vidarbha Janapada" in the ONS Newsletter, 178, Winter 2004.

The variation from Raj 27 is that the bull here faces left, while in Raj 27 it faces right. This coin has a significant crack as it must have been bent at some point and has been straightened up again. Otherwise it is a SUPERB specimen and the crack does not interfere with the punches at all. Because of the crack, however, it is being offered at a bargain price. Also because of the crack, this coin may not be returned.
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Ancient Coins - INDIA, VIDARBHA janapada: AR punchmarked 1/3 karshapana. UNPUBLISHED, SCARCE and BARGAIN-PRICED!
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