India, Mauryan Empire. Punch mark silver. 321 to 187 BC.

Ancient Coins - India, Mauryan Empire. Punch mark silver. 321 to 187 BC.
zoom view

Mauryan Empire. 321 to 187 BC.

Denomination : Silver karshapana.

Size : 11.8 x 13.4 mm. Weight : 3.21 grams.

Grade :  VF

Reference : Ma-4203 to 4208

Obverse : Several punch marks, that probably identified the King and mint, and were individually punch into the coin, probably before it was trimmed to proper weight.   It is normal on these for most or all the marks to be fragmentary (running off the edge) and specimens with all marks fully on the coin probably do not exist on the Mauryan series.

Reverse : Two punch marks, which are the same two seen on MA 4203 (one is a hill and the other is uncertain).

Mitchiner, in his series ORIENTAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES, attributes this particular set of marks as #4203 to 4308 (there are some variation as to the final mark that differentiates these types but that mark in not clear enough to know which one it is) and dates it to the time of Salisuka, (207 to 194 BC), but most experts in this field do not accept his attributions and feel that currently we simply do not know which kings issued which sets of punches. 

Prezzo SKU : vcoin1217
US$ 12.50
  • € 11.07
  • £ 9.98
  • AUD 18.00
  • CHF 11.78
  • CAD 16.96

Quotazione: 07/08/20

Invia da: Canada
Articolo venduto