INDIA,MAGADHA: Archaic period Silver 25-mashas. UNLISTED, EXTREMELY RARE and SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - INDIA,MAGADHA: Archaic period Silver 25-mashas. UNLISTED, EXTREMELY RARE and SUPERB!
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Obverse Four official punches: Central 6-arm symbol, sun, SMALL tree, triangle with four pellets, plus two banker's marks
Reverse Blank
Date c. 6th-5th century BCE
Weight 5.42 gm.
Dimensions 30 x 25 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference MATEC --- (unlisted)
Comments This coin belongs to the earliest, pre-karshapana issues of Magadha which are all EXTREMELY RARE. They were not covered in Gupta and Hardaker's seminal work on the Magadha-Maurya coinage. The very first types featured only the central 6-arm symbol; this coin belongs to the second round of issues where the 6-arm symbol was supplemented with a sun and two other symbols. The denomination of 25 mashas was meant to weigh approximately 5.45 gm, considerably heavier than the later 3.49 gm karshapana. This is a SUPERB specimen on a huge 30 x 25 mm flan, UNLISTED in Mitchiner.
Ancient Coins - INDIA,MAGADHA: Archaic period Silver 25-mashas. UNLISTED, EXTREMELY RARE and SUPERB!
Price SKU: 624.14
US$ 1,200.00
  • € 1,062.84
  • £ 903.84
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  • CHF 1,103.88
  • CAD 1,537.92

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