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 UNPUBLISHED, SCARCE and SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, VIDARBHA janapada: AR punchmarked 1/3 karshapana. UNPUBLISHED, SCARCE and SUPERB!
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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 1.21 gm.
Dimensions 16 x 16 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 example is one of the best I've seen, with very nice placement of the symbols so that they are almost all fully visible ... a SUPERB coin!
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Ancient Coins - INDIA, VIDARBHA janapada: AR punchmarked 1/3 karshapana. UNPUBLISHED, SCARCE and SUPERB!
Price SKU: 590.60
US$ 345.00
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