Home : Indian Coins : Early punchmarked coinage (600-100 BC) : Saurashtra (ca.450-300 BC) : Lot of 2 scarce silver 1/4 karshapanas from Saurashtra Janapada (ca.450-300 BC)

Lot of 2 scarce silver 1/4 karshapanas from Saurashtra Janapada (ca.450-300 BC)

Lot of 2 scarce silver 1/4 karshapanas from Saurashtra Janapada (ca.450-300 BC)

Single punch, overstriking an old design/ traces of the old designs. Overtruck (at least twice) on an older type (with a lion design), as usual for Saurashtra coins. Both coins are 10x9mm, 0.9 grams each. One of the coins is uncleaned. From a small hoard of Saurashtra coins. Saurashtra was a one of the original Janapadas located in Gujarat. It was one of the last Janapadas to fall - it was annexed to the Mauryan Empire only during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya (ca.300 BC). The scarce coins of Saurashtra were quite different from most other Indian coins of those times - there were struck using a single die, and were usually restruck with a new design on one or more occasions, resulting in quite a mess, like the one seen on this coin.

Details
SKU v6186
Sold By
 
Price:
US$30.00 EUR 25.90 GBP 23.40 CHF 29.24 CAD 39.53
Options
Quantity This item has been sold.