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

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

Denomination : Silver karshapana.

Size : 11.0 x 14.7 mm. Weight : 3.23 grams.

Grade :  F.  The Greek patches are encrustations on the surface.

Reference : MA-1425

Obverse : Three punch marks of a Peacock on a hill, three standing human figures, and an geometric design that I have no idea what it represents, 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 : Peacock on a hill mark, which repeats on on the obverse.

Mitchiner, in his series ORIENTAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES, attributes this particular set of marks as #4245 and dates it to the time of Kunala, (232 to 224 BC), and the secondary mints in Malawa, 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 : vcoin1224
US$ 10.00
  • € 8.46
  • £ 7.65
  • AUD 13.88
  • CHF 9.14
  • CAD 13.34

Quotazione: 08/10/20

Invia da: Canada
Articolo venduto