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

Ancient Coins - INDIA,MAGADHA: Archaic period Silver 25-mashas. EXTREMELY RARE and SUPERB!
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Obverse Four official punches: Central 6-arm symbol, sun, triangular "spoon" and unusual geometric symbol, plus one banker's mark
Reverse One banker's mark
Date c. 6th-5th century BCE
Weight 5.35 gm.
Dimensions 24 x 23 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference MATEC 2774
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.
Ancient Coins - INDIA,MAGADHA: Archaic period Silver 25-mashas. EXTREMELY RARE and SUPERB!
Prix SKU: 624.03
US$ 1,245.00
  • € 1,062.36
  • £ 910.47
  • AUD 1,717.35
  • CHF 1,150.50
  • CAD 1,582.40

Cotation au: 09/25/21

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