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HUGE! Large silver vishmatika (42-manas) from Kashi Janapada, period of occupation by Kasala (ca.525-475 BC), India (Rajgor #876)

HUGE! Large silver vishmatika (42-manas) from Kashi Janapada, period of occupation by Kasala (ca.525-475 BC), India (Rajgor #876)

Four punchmarks / Four of bankers' marks. Very large coin, 27mmx24mm, 4.7 grams. Rajgor "Punch-marked coins of early historic India" #876.

In ca.525 BC Kashi, the long-time enemy of Kasala, was conquered by it, and was administered as a Kasala province until the conquest of Kasala by Magadha in ca.475 BC. During the earlier part of this period, Kashi issued vishmatikas (heavy silver coins struck toa 42-mana standard), and later switched to a karshapana standard, closely adhering to the general layout of the Kasala coins. They are all rare coins.

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