INDIA, MAGADHA: Series I AR punchmarked karshapana GH 132. RARE and CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, MAGADHA: Series I AR punchmarked karshapana GH 132. RARE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Five official punches plus three banker's marks
(See image below for the official marks)
Reverse Banker's mark
Date c. 6th-5th century BCE
Weight 3.33 gm.
Dimensions 27 x 23 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference GH 132
Comments
The Series I coins are the earliest issues of the Magadha janapada and are all very rare.
 
Gupta and Hardaker attribute all Series I coins to the kings Bimbisara and Ajatashatru, which would make them contemporary to the time of the Buddha. Indeed, Bimbisara offered his kingdom to the Buddha and the Buddha attained his enlightenment while living in Magadha.
Image of punches
Ancient Coins - INDIA, MAGADHA: Series I AR punchmarked karshapana GH 132. RARE and CHOICE!
Prix SKU: 469.76
US$ 175.00
  • € 150.82
  • £ 127.35
  • AUD 236.88
  • CHF 161.54
  • CAD 216.93

Cotation au: 10/19/21

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